How to play bluegrass banjo for the complete beginner. This is the absolute first lesson if you want to take up 5 string banjo with no previous experience. How to hold and tune the banjo. The first 30 lessons are available absolutely free at http://markwardle.net/beginnerbanjo Be sure to check out lesson 02 at http://youtu.be/j9SZxuJ_W80 Some of this video is repeated in the next two! My bad.
Congrats on your first banjo! Now you gotta learn how to play it, and I'm here to guide you through the very first steps of learning this fantastic instrument. This video is separated into 4 parts, and is for the rank beginner who doesn't know a thing about playing this instrument. Practice Resources I Mentioned... Tuner - http://bit.ly/1PBqCCI Thumb Pick - http://bit.ly/1MFhU0c Finger Picks - http://bit.ly/1GV6hjU Pro Metronome App - http://bit.ly/1OTPEeX Practice the material in this video for a week, then watch this - https://youtu.be/5uvwCbOpaIs Part 1 - 0:50 Part 2 - 4:22 Part 3 - 6:50 Part 4 - 12:02 -- Get Exclusive Membership! -- Join over 200+ banjo players inside the Bennett Sullivan Music Members library! Get access to the full library of video lessons, members-only content for learning + the private community to ask questions, get feedback, and more for only $4.99/month! New learning tools and videos added every month! http://bennettsullivanmusic.com/become-a-member -- Get the new TuneFox App for iPhone + iPad -- http://apple.co/2cQLeqO -- Follow TuneFox on Instagram -- https://www.instagram.com/tunefoxapp/ -- Other links -- Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/bennettsullivan/ Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bennettsullivanmusic/
Very first steps towards playing Cripple Creek in Scruggs style............. More free videos at http://jofflowson.com Cripple Creek demo starts at 10:00 Cripple Creek Verse - High Part - Low Melody High Part - Low Melody Cripple Creek Chorus - Alternating Thumb Roll - Low Melody Alternating Thumb Roll - Low Melody This video shows how to play the low melody part Thumb plays 3rd string fretted on 2nd fret Index finger plays 2nd string open (unfretted) Thumb plays 5th string open Middle finger plays 1st string open Thumb plays 3rd string open Middle finger plays 1st string open Thumb plays 4th string fretted on 2nd fret Middle finger plays 1st string open Thumb plays 4th string open Middle finger plays 1st string open Thumb plays 4th string fretted on 2nd fret Middle finger plays 1st string open Thumb plays 3rd string open (rest - no note played) Thumb and middle finger play 'pinch' 1st and 5th strings at the same time, both open. (rest) Click here for part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTz8AtLAEAw
For tabs: http://banjocompass.com/lessons/beginner/simple-roll-exercises/ The purpose of this lesson is to enable the beginner to learn a few simple rolls and to practice these at gradually increasing speeds.
This lesson teaches how to play 4 easy chords on the 5-string banjo. You also learn how to play along with 2 songs! For more free banjo lessons, and chord charts for this lesson, take a look at http://banjocompass.com/lessons/beginner/easy-banjo-chords/