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playbetterbanjo.com. I subscribed to Ryan Spearman's "all access" subscription about two months ago and have been extremely satisfied. I'm a one year clawhammer player without a local instructor. I have benefited from other instruction....books by Ken Pearlman, Wayne Erbsen, Pete Seeger, David Holt and a couple of workshops, but had found myself in a rut. Playbetterbanjo.com allowed me to work on some remedial areas of weakness and pushed me to much better left hand skills. The tabs and video instruction are very well done. Ryan effectively uses the videos to clearly show left hand positions, an area that was holding me back.
He is also excellent about replying to email questions quickly, with detailed, personalized responses. He is as close to having a local instructor as I will find.....maybe better.
Overall Rating: 10
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