Five Days to Better Banjo by Play Better Banjo

Five Days to Better Banjo

This lesson series is a carefully curated sampling of popular instructional videos, tablature and written materials available at PlayBetterBanjo.com.

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What You'll Learn When You Sign Up

Drop Thumbing Explanation & Exercises
So you can gain an understanding of this essential, intermediate right hand technique.

How to Play Cluck Old Hen
So you can put a little bit of drop thumbing into context while learning one of the most timeless clawhammer tunes.

Alternate String Pull Offs & Phantom Strokes
So you can learn two tricks that the masters use to make their clawhammer playing sing.

How to Play Bill Cheatam 
So you can continue to build your repertoire and challenge yourself with an arrangement that utilizes both drop thumb and phantom strokes extensively .

How to Play Forked Deer
So you can continue to build your repertoire and challenge yourself with an arrangement that utilizes alternate string pull offs.

PLUS 4 MORE BONUS LESSONS

Reading and Understanding Tablature
So you can use the written materials to follow along with the step-by-step video lessons.

Using a Capo
So you know how to play along with the instructional videos in the correct key.

Alternate Tuning – G Modal
So you can play along with the Cluck Old Heninstructional video in the correct key.

Alternate Tuning – Double C
So you can play along with the Forked Deer instructional video in the correct key.

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What You'll Get When You Sign Up for the 5 Days to Better Banjo Course

Video Icon 14 videos
Day 1 - Drop Thumbing
Drop Thumb Introduction & Exercises
9 mins
Day 2 - Bonus Lessons
Alternate Tuning Study - G Modal
2 mins
Using a Capo - Introduction & Application
2 mins
Day 2 - Repertoire & Drop Thumb Application Study
Cluck Old Hen - Performance
2 mins
Cluck Old Hen - Basic Melody
4 mins
Cluck Old Hen - Putting It All Together
5 mins
Cluck Old Hen - Played Slowly
2 mins
Day 3 - Right & Left Hand Technique Studies
Alt String Pull Offs
9 mins
Phantom Strokes
9 mins
Day 4 - Repertoire Building
Bill Cheatam
10 mins
Day 5 - Repertoire & Application Studies Continued
Forked Deer - Rhythmic Version
9 mins
Bonus Lesson - Jig Time Playing Strategies
Jig Time Counting - Explained
2 mins
Jig Time Exercises - Double C
16 mins
Jig Time Exercises - Open G
9 mins