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OUR PICK: Classic Bluegrass Banjo Solos taught by Tony Trischka

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Jun 30, 2020 - 2:06:24 AM
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Classic Bluegrass Banjo Solos
Taught by: Tony Trischka
Publisher: Homespun Music Instruction

Expand your banjo repertoire with eleven prime examples of banjo solos, note-for-note, just as they were played by some of the greatest players in the history of the instrument.

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Level 3 • 60 minutes

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Tony Trischka teaches eleven classic pieces that are prime examples of banjo playing at its best. You'll learn them, note-for-note, just as they were played by some of the greatest players in the history of the instrument. By learning these tunes you'll not only expand your repertoire, but in the process will also become more flexible in your ability to mix up various rolls, play in several keys without a capo and move more freely around the neck.

Tony, who is widely known as one of the world's top contemporary banjo players as well as a historian of banjo lore, performs each tune with the help of John McGann on guitar. He then slows it down, going over the tricky spots and explaining all the right and left hand techniques you'll need to play it.

Here are the solos you'll learn: John Henry (Earl Scruggs), Sitting on Top of the World (Alan Shelton), Gold Rush (Vic Jordan), Bye Bye Blues (Alan Shelton), Dixie Breakdown (Don Reno), Old Home Place (J. D. Crowe), Salt Creek (Bill Keith), Casey Jones (Bobby Thompson), Clinch Mountain Backstep (Ralph Stanley), Little Maggie (Bill Emerson), Doug's Tune (Doug Dillard).

"As always, Homespun's production values are topnotch. On each tune, split screen techniques are used so you can see both hands close up at the same time. The sound and picture are excellent and on the DVD version, random access allows you to jump to any part of the lesson in a flash.... All in all, this is a wonderful learning tool, and with all the classic banjo solos out there, hopefully the first of many." -- Banjo Newsletter

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