Banjo virtuoso Jens Kruger has devised a uniquely satisfying way for beginners to get started on this great American instrument. His has a completely different approach to learning to play the banjo: it's liberating, inspiring and will allow anyone to make music in minutes. Even if you already play the banjo there will be revelations here for you.
Jens approach is based on playing a simple melody line surrounded by open drone notes. You only have to play one string at a time, finding the tune by ear as you slide up and down the fingerboard. By combining this with a simple forward roll, your songs sound full and deceptively complex.
This easy but highly musical lesson will teach anyone to play the melodies to songs such as “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Aunt Rhody,” “Grandfather's Clock,” “Wildwood Flower,” “Old Folks at Home,” “Shady Grove” and other favorites in the three-finger banjo style.
Rhythmic backup provided by Joel Landsberg and Uwe Kruger adds a rich and cohesive sound and enables you to play along with Jens for productive practice sessions.
"The banjo is a toy. Musicians are just playing with their toys. Don't worry about right or wrong notes. Just find and play what pleases you." –Jens Kruger
90 minutes running time.
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