If you’re new to clawhammer banjo or still early on in your banjo journey, choose from the following resources to propel your playing to the next level.
All materials on this page are based on the Brainjo Method of instruction, the first music teaching to incorporate the science of learning and plasticity and specifically target the adult learner.
Drawing upon on over 20 years of research, the Breakthrough Banjo course is the first complete, brain based system of instruction specifically targeted at the adult learner. It is a progressive, step-by-step course designed to take anyone from total beginner to banjo master. Just $7 for the first month, the course includes all the materials you see on this page, plus much more. Read more about Breakthrough Banjo here.
Cost: $7 for the first month, $21 per month thereafter
Join the thousands of others who’ve launched themselves into the wonderful world of clawhammer banjo with this course. Zero prior experience required!
With over two hours of video instruction, this comprehensive (and free!) set of videos, dubbed “the best method on the internet for the beginner”, will get you off on running with clawhammer banjo in no time, and give you a foundation of skills that will let you take your banjo playing as far as you want to go.
The course also includes an accompanying 40-page ebook, which you can download now just by signing up here.
“8 Steps to Clawhammer Banjo” also serves as the introduction to the Breakthrough Banjo course, a complete beginner-to-advanced system for clawhammer banjo.
Designed to function as an extension of the above mentioned “8 Essential Steps to Clawhammer” course, the “Great First Songs” consists of 16 arrangements (a Brainjo level 1 and 2 version for each) of 8 classic clawhammer banjo tunes.
You can purchase just the book of tabs along with mp3 audio files of all the arrangements, or the book of tabs, audio mp3 files, and video tutorials and backup tracks for each of the tunes – over 3 hours of video in all.
Previously $17, the “Great First Songs” Course Is Now A Free Bonus When You Become A Breakthrough Banjo Member.
Think you can’t learn to play the banjo by ear? Think you’ll always be dependent on tablature to learn new tunes?
Think again! In this multimedia course, you’ll go step by step through every component of learning to play by ear. In the end, you’ll possess all the tools you need to pick out melodies, improvise, and create your own arrangements of any tune you hear.
Previously $97, the “Learn To Play By Ear” Course Now Comes As A Free Bonus When You Become A Breakthrough Banjo Member.
I also post new articles here often on any topic related to clawhammer banjo, learning, neuroplasticity, and the art and science of effective practice. Head over to the blog to browse through them all. Here are some of the most popular:
- How to Read Banjo Tabs
- 7 Reasons Why Clawhammer Banjoists Should Know Their Chords
- The Brainjo Tune Learnin’ System: Learn, Memorize, and Avoid Jam Failure!
- The Brainjo Level System: How to Find the Right Music at the Right Time
- A New Year’s Banjo Resolution that Actually Works