Learn To Play The Banjo

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  • 2008
  • 1 Season

The title of the series is what the show is all about. Episodes give instructions on how to play the banjo as well as videos that demonstrate the correct positioning of the fingers on the instrument. The show started in late 2007. You will watch in the beginning as the basics of playing the instrument are covered. Whether you are a beginner or professional, you can gain knowledge on the correct way to play. Later episodes teach complex finger positioning to give rich sounds as well as sounds that are unique. Listen to songs that feature banjo music so that you can learn to play in the background. There are also songs that feature only banjo music. These are the songs where you can watch a few different videos in the episodes so that you know how to play by seeing and listening.

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Togary Mountain
3. Togary Mountain
January 14, 2008
Togary Mountain is John McEuen's song from the 2004 album, Dirt on Strings. In this iVideosongs title, John shows you how to play the complex finger style patterns that make up this up tempo song. John also explains the open G tuning (G D G B D from low to high) and tips for playing this advanced-level bluegrass song.
Return To Dismal Swamp
2. Return To Dismal Swamp
January 14, 2008
Return to Dismal Swamp II is John McEuen's bluegrass banjo romp from the 1991 album, String Wizards. In this iVideosongs title, John shows how to play the special "Turkish" banjo lick and also the picking patterns for each of the song's other parts. John also shows you how to tune to open Gm (G D G Bb D from low to high) for this song, which is a challenge for even advanced players.
Miners Night Out
1. Miners Night Out
January 16, 2008
Miner's Night Out is John McEuen's banjo workout from the 1991 album, String Wizards. In this iVideosongs title, John shows you "frailing" and harmonics, and also how he uses open Cm tuning (G C G E b from low to high) to achieve his signature sound. Like many John McEuen pieces, this song will be a challenge for even advanced players.
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The title of the series is what the show is all about. Episodes give instructions on how to play the banjo as well as videos that demonstrate the correct positioning of the fingers on the instrument. The show started in late 2007. You will watch in the beginning as the basics of playing the instrument are covered. Whether you are a beginner or professional, you can gain knowledge on the correct way to play.

Later episodes teach complex finger positioning to give rich sounds as well as sounds that are unique. Listen to songs that feature banjo music so that you can learn to play in the background. There are also songs that feature only banjo music. These are the songs where you can watch a few different videos in the episodes so that you know how to play by seeing and listening.

  • Premiere Date
    January 16, 2008
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