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- Holding the banjo
- Tuning a banjo
- Positioning the right and left hands
- Reading tablature
- Finger picking
- Thumb rolling
- Practicing rolls and chords
- Playing classic bluegrass tunes
Skill Level Beginner
(banjo music) - Hello, I'm Tony Trischka from ArtistWorks and I'm a banjo player. I've been playing the banjo for about 52 years as I'm doing this in 2016. And, I've done a bunch of recordings, and written a bunch of instruction books and tour a lot and I could go on for awhile, but I'll leave it right there. And, in course one we're going to be talking about just really the basics.
Just getting started holding the banjo, putting on some finger picks, and, some simple rolls or finger patterns, such as, (banjo music) that one right there, which is called the Osborne Roll. And some tunes and some chords and just kind of getting you off the ground with the banjo. Starting with the assumption that you don't know anything at all and you're just starting from scratch playing the instrument. So, I hope you're going to enjoy course one.
1. Getting Started
2. Hand Position and First Songs
3. Picking Techniques
Finger picks2m 27s
4. Rolls and Practice
5. Basic Bluegrass Tunes
ArtistWorks and Next Steps1m 15s
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