Bluegrass Banjo: Tunes and Techniques

Bluegrass Banjo: Tunes and Techniques

Director:  Cast: Tony Trischka

DVD

Overview

Tony Trischka teaches intermediate students such important banjo techniques as rolls, chokes, slides, timing, speed problems, syncopation, and improvisation. He also discusses how viewers should handle intros, endings, chord inversions, and backup techniques. Students can watch and learn how to play such songs as "Liza Jane," "John Henry," "Nine-Pound Hammer," "Soldier's Joy," "Bluegrass Blues," and "Little Maggie." Other featured favorites include "Weeping Willow," "Leather Britches," and "Cross-Eyed Cricket." Each song is played and then reviewed with in-depth analysis of the many chords that are used. David Grier plays the background guitar while Andrea Zorn plays the fiddle.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/18/2005
UPC: 0073999429336
Original Release: 1990
Source: Homespun
Time: 1:30:00

Special Features

Tab enclosed; Bonus: This DVD lesson comes with audio back-up tracks - great for practice sessions to get you ready for a live playing situation

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bluegrass Banjo: Tunes and Techniques - Taught by Tony Trischka
1. Intro [2:16]
2. Banjo Roll Basics [3:57]
3. Right Hand Techniques [6:14]
4. Tuning the Banjo Head [:47]
5. "Weeping Willow" [1:35]
6. Tune Up [:35]
7. "Weeping Willow" Scruggs Solo [7:49]
8. "Weeping Willow" Reno Solo [3:47]
9. "Weeping Willow" With the Band [1:16]
10. "Liza Jane" [2:54]
11. "Liza Jane" With the Band [1:49]
12. Extended Syncopated Rolls [2:13]
13. "Bluegrass Blues" [1:56]
14. "Bluegrass Blues" With the Band [1:08]
15. Technique Tips [3:56]
16. Double Finger Licks [2:12]
17. Playing Backup [5:49]
18. "In the Mood" Lick [:48]
19. "John Hardy" Soloing Up the Neck [2:16]
20. "John Hardy" With the Band [1:17]
21. "John Hardy" Using Your Nails [:57]
22. "Leather Britches" [2:10]
23. "Leather Britches" With the Band [1:40]
24. "John Henry" [2:57]
25. "John Henry" With the Band [1:25]
26. "Little Maggie" [3:04]
27. "Little Maggie" With the Band [1:12]
28. Advanced Backup [2:41]
29. Backup for "Nine Pound Hammer" [1:52]
30. Backup for "Letter From My Darling" [4:04]
31. Backup Improvising [:56]
32. Backing Up Vocals [1:19]
33. "Nine Pound Hammer" With the Band [1:55]
34. The Key of C [2:05]
35. "Cross-Eyed Cricket" [1:53]
36. "Cross-Eyed Cricket" With the Band [1:47]
37. D Tuning [3:42]
38. "Soldier's Joy" [2:18]
39. "Soldier's Joy" With the Band [2:03]
40. Ending Licks [1:23]
41. Outro [2:08]

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