I know that everyone doesn’t have the time or the resources to attend professional, weekly lessons. Hey, just because someone is a good picker doesn’t make them a good teacher … sometimes you just don’t have the money or your scheduling conflicts keep you from committing to a regularly scheduled session with your local professional. I truly understand that and even though nothing can take the place of a great instructor, having some quality guidance in the form of some great free online Banjo Lessons couldn’t hurt!
I am happy to provide you with these free Bluegrass Banjo Lessons. I will continue to add tabs, audio recordings and even videos as I have time to shoot them. Let me know if these are helpful and I hope that they will help you to expand your abilities as well as your musical mind.
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Here is my difficulty scale:
1 = Beginner – No skills necessary, only a banjo and the will to master it
2 = Easy – Basic skills necessary such as being able to change chords on command and the ability to maintain meter
3 = Easy Moderate – Basic skills plus the ability to play in shapes, not just open chords
4 = Moderate – Requires the ability to play with other people and have a solid grip on Scruggs Style banjo
5 = Advanced Bluegrass – Ranging from advanced Earl to Bela Lite
6 = Advanced Other – From Irish to Classical and other atypical, non-Bluegrass material
Click on the names of the tunes and exercises below to view them
- Classic Scruggs Lick (Tab is included in the video) Key of D YouTube Link Difficulty Level 3
- Pick Away Tab Transcription of Jim Mill’s Solo at the request of Jim Mills PDF Tab Key of G Cut #3, Hide Head Blues Album. Click here to buy Difficulty Level 4
- Theme Time Tab Transcription of Jim Mill’s Solo at the request of Jim Mills PDF Tab Key of A (capo at 2nd fret) Cut #7, Hide Head Blues Album. Click here to buy Difficulty Level 4
- Easy Banjo Ending Lick Key of G YouTube Link Difficulty Level 1
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