Southern Illinois Tunes - Lesson Pack by Play Better Banjo

Southern Illinois Tunes - Lesson Pack

A collection of quintessential Southern Illinois/Midwestern fiddle tunes arranged for the clawhammer banjo in a variety of keys and tunings.

Give Your Repertoire a Boost

This lesson pack focuses on Midwestern/Southern Illinois fiddle tunes, offering up two distinct arrangements for each of the five carefully-curated banjo pieces taught within.

Discover the Dialectical Path

Beyond just learning a few new tunes, this 5-tune LESSON PACK will give you a nuanced understanding of “rhythmic” versus “melodic” arrangement philosophies.

Clear, Easy-to-Follow Instructional Videos and Tablature...

Ryan’s detailed, measure-by-measure video teaching style sets him apart from other online clawhammer instructors and makes it easier to learn new tunes and skills.
Peter L. (Sonoma, CA)

What You'll Learn Inside the Lesson Pack Training

You’ll learn how to play five tried and true Midwestern fiddle tunes:
  • Brisk Young Soldier
  • Crooked Road
  • Jaybird
  • Pretty Little Widow
  • Stonewall Jackson
Not only will you’ll learn these five tunes but you’ll learn two different versions of each:
  • A MELODIC VERSION that incorporates more advanced techniques.
  • A RHYTHMIC VERSION that focuses on “drive” and “feel”.
When You Complete the Lesson Pack
You’ll have five new tunes under your belt and you’ll have gained some very useful insight into the clawhammer banjo arrangement process.


I Want This Lesson Pack!

Make Some Noise...

"I totally enjoyed that lesson pack and your teaching style is perfect for me. My repertoire just got a lot more interesting..."
Steve R. (Lancashire, United Kingdom)

What You Get Inside the Key of A Lesson Pack

Video Icon 10 videos Text Icon 6 text files
Lesson Pack - Southern Illinois Lesson Pack
Lesson Pack Notes
Brisk Young Soldier
Brisk Young Soldier - Melodic Version
11 mins
Brisk Young Soldier - Rhythmic Version
9 mins
Play Along Tracks
Crooked Road
Crooked Road - Melodic Version
13 mins
Crooked Road - Rhythmic Version
15 mins
Play Along Tracks
Jaybird
Jaybird - Melodic Version
13 mins
Jaybird - Rhythmic Version
11 mins
Play Along Tracks
Pretty Little Widow
Pretty Little Widow - Melodic Version
12 mins
Pretty Little Widow - Rhythmic Version
9 mins
Play Along Tracks
Stonewall Jackson
Stonewall Jackson - Melodic Version
13 mins
Stonewall Jackson - Rhythmic Version
9 mins
Play Along Tracks

No Risk Offer!

If at any time during your first 30 days of this training you aren’t completely satisfied,  just let me know and I’ll refund your tuition immediately.

No Questions Asked.