Here’s news of the latest release from banjo instructor Murphy Henry. Her company, The Murphy Method, has just released to DVD a slow-jam video featuring Murphy and daughter Casey. The DVD is titled Slow Jam with Murphy and Casey.
The concept behind the project is that beginners often get frustrated trying to participate in jam sessions due to song tempos that are beyond their skill level. Into the gap step Murphy (banjo) and Casey (guitar) with a video that features 17 songs played at slow speeds. You can practice along by simply playing the chord changes along with the band, which features fiddle and mandolin in addition to Murphy and Casey, or you can practice your lead playing by taking a solo in the space left for that purpose.
Songs include Cripple Creek, Boil Them Cabbage Down, Banjo in the Hollow, Worried Man, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Old Joe Clark, and many more.
Slow Jam with Murphy and Casey is almost two hours in length and sells for $29.95 plus $3 shipping.