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Earl Scruggs 3 finger style
Learn your favorite country songs and have a finger' pick'n good time!
Five String, Four String.
I teach 5 string banjo, and have students learning contemporary songs as well as traditional styles. Soloing and right hand techniques, scales and a variety of styles covered.
I'm comfortable teaching the banjo in a variety of styles but will typically start in Bluegrass. I can teach both Scruggs style finger picking and basic to intermediate Clawhammer. My comfort zone is higher in the Scruggs style of playing however.
I also teach beginning to advanced Irish Tenor Banjo (GDAE Tuning) and Tenor Banjo (CGDA Tuning). Though it looks similar to the 5-string bluegrass banjo, the Irish Tenor Banjo and Tenor have only 4 strings and are played with a traditional guitar pick (a "plectrum" - though a "plectrum" banjo is tuned different then these other 2) and strummed rather then plucked with individual fingers.
I can teach the Plectrum Banjo as well (CGBD Tuning) but will be teaching you on a 5 string banjo that I only play with four strings.
Instruction in banjo rolls: forward/backward roll, alternating thumb roll, forward roll, Scruggs roll, foggy mountain roll & the pinch roll.
Instruction in chords, scales and genres: including folk, country and blues.
Instruction in improvisation and ornaments (bending, hammer ons, pull offs, slides, etc.).
Instruction in songs of the students choice.
Instruction in reading music, tab notation & lead sheets.
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