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This is the online classroom of Tony Ullrich, author of the BanjerTab way of learning to play bluegrass Banjo. As Tony says, the most fun you’ll have as a banjo player is when you play along with other people. Most of the time that means being comfortable playing “backup,” accompanying the other instruments as everyone plays through the normal chord progressions of bluegrass music.
To learn those skills, we invite you to enjoy BanjerTab Online Bluegrass Banjo Lessons, offering various categories of short videos with perhaps the most effective bluegrass banjo instruction available on the web. Our primary focus is to enable you to play along with hundreds of songs, using the same licks you hear on the classic bluegrass recordings. Interested? Read on!
Many instructors can teach you to play the classic bluegrass tunes, and many students can use tablature to learn as well. But really good teachers can be hard to find, and many students find tablature to be a very difficult way to learn. If you’d just like to start playing along with almost anything, and be sure you’re learning superb technique … how to play with great timing and that syncopated bluegrass bounce … if you’d like to break free of some bad habits that are keeping you from playing faster and more cleanly … if you’d like a good teacher to show you, slowly and carefully, exactly how to play … you’re in the right place.
For just $7.95 a month, you’ll have complete access to all of the teaching videos in the library. Watch them over and over, watch and learn from as many as you want! New material will be added regularly, lessons for everyone – so whether you are just starting out, experienced, or performing regularly, you will find things that will improve your playing skill and your enjoyment of the banjo.
Above all — have fun! After all, “It’s just a banjo!”
If you play along with the instruction — that’s the key — at the end of the lesson, you’ll be playing what was taught. The sequence of instruction, the precise camera angles used, the built-in practice tracks, the ability to “rewind,” on-screen notes when needed, and the clear, careful demonstration of how each note and each lick are played … it’s a complete package.
Play along with the instruction, and you will learn to play the music.
Need more information to decide if this is right for you? See Banjer Productions for some background on Tony, the history of the beautiful banjo he’s playing, and testimonials from his students.
Take some time to enjoy Tony’s YouTube channel where you will find sample lessons and quite a few songs he has recorded just to share his arrangements with you.
And when you’re ready …