In my opinion, there’s no greater reward when you’re first learning to play the banjo than getting a few great tunes under your belt.
It’s also great motivation to keep going. That’s one reason I created the Great First Songs Clawhammer Book as an extension of the “8 Steps to Clawhammer Banjo” course. I wanted a way for folks to keep carrying the momentum from the course forward, and to start getting a musical payoff that would keep them coming back to the banjo for more.
I’ve also created Brainjo level 2 arrangements for all the songs in that book, along with video tutorials for all of them (levels 1 and 2). These are part of the first month’s content for the Breakthrough Banjo course ($7 for the first month), but I’m also offering all of the videos and tabs here as a stand alone purchase as well.
Learn Faster and Better
All of the video tutorials incorporate the Brainjo Tune Learnin’ System, which I consider to be the ideal process for learning new tunes, so all you have to do is press play and get pickin‘.
Using this system, you end up getting the best of both worlds: you shortcut the learning process, cutting down on the time it takes you to learn and memorize a new tune, and you ensure the development of good rhythm and timing through the use of the backing tracks.
As mentioned, a Brainjo level 1 and 2 arrangement is presented for each tune, which means the they only utilize techniques covered in the 8 steps to clawhammer banjo series. And they all sound great!
The level 1 arrangements of each tune are designed for those still getting started, while the level 2 arrangements should provide you with a nice challenge (read more about the Brainjo levels here). In fact, if you can play the level 2 arrangements in sync with the “performance speed” backup tracks, then you’ve reached a major milestone in your development!
What You Get
All in all you’ll get 16 video tutorials. Each video tutorial consists of a playlist that includes:
- a demonstration version of the final arrangement
- a slow walkthrough of the tablature – for the level one tunes, I narrate the frailing and fretting hand movements step by step in sync with the tablature. For the level two tunes, the video is of me playing through the tunes very slowly
- Guitar backup tracks at 3 different speeds – Slow, Moderate, and “Performance”
All in all it’s about 3 hours worth of video (plus the book of tablature). And it comes with a money back guarantee at any time, no questions asked.
All of these tutorials are also included as part of the month one content of the Breakthrough Banjo course. And should you decide after purchasing these tutorials that you’d like to sign up for the full course, you’ll be able to get the first month of it for free (using a coupon code I’ll provide you).
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