“Of all the DVD’s I have from a wide variety of instructors, your ‘Branching Out’ set are the ones that I go back to again and again.”
DVD 1 of 2 in Series.
Patterns, techniques, and a "road map to the banjo neck" will give everyone from experienced beginners to advanced players new ways of spinning out your own licks, or learning those of the masters. The emphasis is on do-able, good-sounding, versatile ideas that work in both solos and backup. If you're in a rut, this will open up endless possibilities for new realms of creativity! Each video is $30.00, or get both for $50.00.
Includes booklet with tab & chord diagrams for EVERYTHING shown on the video!
Part I: A Treasury of Techniques:
110 minutes with 18-page booklet. Dozens of left hand chord groups, versatile rolls and licks that use them. Chord vamping and rhythm patterns for fast, medium, slow, and waltz tempos. The basics of chord theory taught briefly and simply, including building 6th, 7th, 9th, minor chords and knowing when to use them. Learn the licks as well as many ways to vary them. Favorite up-the-neck Scruggs licks, movable positions, more.
Solos for Back Up and Push (C) Essential parts of Theme Time, Powwow the Indian Boy
Backup for Life's Railway to Heaven, Thinking Tonight of My Blue Eyes, Gone But Not Forgotten, Blue Moon of Kentucky.
Part II: Putting It All Into Practice:
90 minutes with 15-page booklet. How to put together tasty solos and backup, playing in keys of C, D, and F (using knowledge covered in Part I):
Solos and backup for Nellie Kane (D), Walk the Way the Wind Blows (F)
Solos for Gone Fishing (G), Wild Ride (D), Radio Boogie (C), If I Should Wander Back Tonight (G), High on a Mountain (G)
Essential parts of Dixie Breakdown, Foggy Mt. Special, Turkey Knob (D), Soldier's Joy (C), Lonesome Road Blues.
Backup for Blue Ridge Cabin Home, Ocean of Diamonds, Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms.