Getting Started with Fretless & Gourd Banjo (video overview)
About the “Getting Started with FRETLESS & GOURD BANJO” Workshop
Playing a fretless banjo is enormously fun. But many don’t give it a try out of intimidation.
Where the heck do you put your fingers?!
Turns out, most who try find out it isn’t nearly as hard as they think. Even better is that fretless banjos are usually less expensive, especially gourd banjos, which sound incredible!
And, fretless banjo playing sounds best when played simply.
In this workshop, things you’ll learn include:
- How to adopt tunes you know for fretless banjo
- Picking methods that sound great on fretless banjo
- Tricks for the finding right notes
- How to play a song from scratch on a fretless
- Key differences between playing a fretted vs. fretless banjo
In addition, you’ll also receive:
- The Brainjo Gourd Banjo album, to be released Jan. 2019
- The accompanying book of tabs for the album, for release Jan. 2019
The workshop will be held live, and attendees will be able to ask questions before and during the event.
(RELATED: Click here to view past workshops)
About the Workshops and the Brainjo Virtual Classroom
Q: What are the Brainjo Workshops?
A: Based on the Brainjo Method of instruction, they are live, interactive workshops covering common topics in clawhammer banjo, with a primary focus on subjects that players commonly struggle with, or that are oftentimes neglected in traditional banjo instruction.
Q: How do I attend the workshop?
A: There are two ways to attend the workshop.
FIRST WAY – The workshops are included as part of membership to the Breakthrough Banjo course (membership is $7 for the first month, $21 per month thereafter).
Existing members of Breakthrough Banjo will find a link to the workshop directly on the Member home page.
SECOND WAY – Non-members may also register for a one-time price of $25 (with a full money-back guarantee).
Q: How does it work?
A: If you are a member of the Breakthrough Banjo course, you will find the schedule and the link to the Brainjo Virtual Classroom (where the workshop is held) at the top of your Member Home page. Videos and supplemental materials for all past workshops will also be available on the course workshop page.
If you are non-member and register for a single workshop, you will receive the supplemental materials for the workshop (tabs, etc.) prior to the lesson. You will then receive a link to the workshop on the day of the event.
Upon completion of the workshop, you will continue to have access to the video and supplemental materials after the conclusion of the workshop.
Q: Will this be live?
A: Yes! The workshop will be live via video. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the workshop.
Q: What if I can’t attend live?
A: As mentioned, the video of the workshop will remain accessible to all participants after its completion (including Breakthrough Banjo members). You will also receive the supplemental materials and be able to ask questions in advance.
To see the schedule of workshops, click the button below: