Essential banjo licks DVD

Essential Banjo Licks from Ross NickersonRoss Nickerson has released his newest banjo instructional DVD, Essential Banjo Licks, with more than 100 common banjo phrases every banjo player needs to know.

It is intended to offer useful information for players starting at a beginner’s level, with many licks that will be helpful for advanced students of the instrument as well.

Ross says that each lick is shown in a split screen format – played fast and slow – and a printable tab booklet is included on the disk.

The material is arranged in eight categories:

  1. Beginnings, Endings and Turnarounds
  2. Must Know Scruggs Style Licks for G, C and D
  3. Melodic and Single String Style Banjo
  4. Backup Banjo
  5. Up the Neck Banjo
  6. Slow Banjo Styles
  7. More Blues Chromatic, Triplets, Hot Licks
  8. Bending the Strings

Find out more on Ross’ web site,

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