The Typical Story
The Better Story
The above story is one that plays itself out in homes across the world every day.
Virtually every expert banjoist will tell you that to get beyond the a beginner to intermediate level of playing, to develop fluency on the instrument, requires that you be able to play by ear. Tab and other forms of notation are a great way to get going, but are just a tool, and the best music making comes when you're able to develop and use your ear to the fullest.
The problem is that it's something that's never taught. I know, because for years I looked for someone or something that would teach it. Even those who tell you that you should play that way don't teach you to play that way.
Needless to say, there was a big gaping hole when it came to banjo instructional material.
This course was developed to plug that hole, to give you the tools you need to develop your ear and achieve what you've probably thought was impossible.
Words from The Converted
course member, recovering tab addict
course member, master didgeridoo maker
Here's Exactly What You'll Get Inside
The Playing Clawhammer By Ear Course
(take a tour of the course contents with the video above)
- Step by step system for picking out melodies by ear - includes the "Finding the Melody" lesson video along with a set of guided practice exercises for testing your melody finding skills.
- Step by step system for finding the chord progression - includes the "Hearing the Chords" lesson video, along with a set of guided practice exercises for testing your melody finding skills.
- Step by step system for building a basic clawhammer arrangement. Learn how to use your newfound ability to find the melody and chord progression and turn that into a clawhammer arrangment.
- Step by step system for building a complete, "performance level" clawhammer arrangment in any style, along with 9 different "building a full arrangement" tune challenges to test your skills.
- All in all, it's over 4 hours of video, tons of exercises to test your ear skills, a 23 page PDF book on "Building A Complete Clawhammer Arrangement From Scratch," and more, all of which you can view instantly after joining. Altogether, it's a $127 value if purchased separately. You can also download the lessons to save on any computer or other device.
- EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO GO FROM TAB DEPENDENCE TO PLAYING BY EAR.