Here is a letter to Banjo instructor Avram Siegel from someone with absolutely
NO previous banjo playing experience!
I decided that I wanted to learn to play a string instrument, and I chose the Banjo for a number of reasons. I know a lot of people who play guitar, and I wanted to get into something a little different. I have always liked the way the Banjo sounds, and I wanted something I could play around a campfire with my kids.
So I bought a cheap, used banjo, and started surfing the net for instructional videos.
I found a number of instructors with videos posted all over the web, but I stumbled on your videos. I ordered the DVD, and after a week with that, I can easily play the first half of Old Joe Clark, and I can fumble my way through the second half. I have ZERO experience with any instrument, except for drums.
Anyways, this is not about me. I just wanted to compliment you on your pleasant demeanor and your attention to detail in these lessons. It's obvious that you have many years of quality teaching experience under your belt, because you know the problem spots and you address them at the right time, before they become an issue. (Such as explaining how to do the hammer-ons without impeding on other strings, or how to place your fingers in the order you need them, in the second half of Old Joe Clark)
Very Helpful indeed.
So, great job on the video! I'm happy to see that the Tab is written to match the way you play it as well. I'm hoping that by the time I master these songs and techniques you have shown in this one, you will be set to release a follow up video.
Thanks, and keep up the fantastic Bluegrass instruction!
"How To Play Banjo,
Master Your Favorite Bluegrass Songs,
And Sound Like A Pro."
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"You will discover many effective insider techniques, tips & tricks to play banjo
avoid wasting your hard earned money!"
Best Part? You no longer have to search, wonder or feel lost, out-in-the-cold trying to figure out
what techniques work and what does not work -- It's all here, just waiting for you!
Banjo Instructor Avram Siegel
From: Tony Williams,
It's True, if you are simply a man or woman who wants to discover Banjo tips, techniques and songs very quickly, this is for you. Let me ask you a few questions...
Would you like to easily play bluegrass banjo today, but you're not sure where to start?
Would you like to play bluegrass favorites such as: Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Cripple Creek and many more?
Would you like to develop your skill at your own pace without paying $35-$50 per hour for weekly private lessons?
In order to play banjo consistently, reliably and effectively, you will need the proper course that arms you with the proper skills.
Have you been struggling trying to play the banjo? Do you practice your butt off each day for little or no progress at all? You have probably searched and searched for months and maybe even years for a way to be a comfortable confident banjo player. Hey, you've seen other people do it, why can’t you?
Just like all struggling musicians, the right lesson at the right time is the one break that you need to start playing banjo the way you know you should.
You can spend months paying for private lessons. They may be a great player, but teaching is a whole different ball game. Sad to say, you will be coughing up $35-$50 per hour, for weeks, if not months, while you figure this out.
Well, Listen up,…..Because what I am about to reveal to you will change your playing for the better! Our Beginning Banjo Course will give you everything you need to play easily and effectively -- GUARANTEED!
Now, you can finally play Bluegrass Banjo, save money
and have a fun time doing it! Here's How:
Beginning Banjo contains 110 minutes of easy-to-digest techniques to instantly teach to effectively play the 5-string banjo!
Techniques you will discover:
And You Will Also Play These Bluegrass Favorites:
Bile 'em Cabbage Down
Worried Man Blues
Down The Road
Old Joe Clark
Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms
Foggy Mountain Breakdown
With this course, YOU will master those bluegrass favorites as well as all the techniques used to play practically every popular banjo song out there!
This course is packed with well constructed easy-to-digest lessons. Just think of all the ways you can benefit from these lessons:
Easily Start Playing Your Favorite Songs on The Banjo, Master Techniques Faster and More Efficiently, and Dramatically Improve Your Banjo Skills Faster than Ever Before!
Increase Your Confidence and Self-Esteem.
Be The Center of Attention when You Demonstrate Your Banjo Skills!
Jump Start Your Way To Being A Seasoned Player!
"Avram Siegel: Beginning Banjo features the celebrated musician leading the viewer through a variety of exercises designed to help newcomers adjust to the instrument. In addition to pointers on picking and fingering, the techniques are presented from a variety of angles so viewers can more easily absorb the lessons. " - Perry Seibert
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Nationally Acclaimed Expert Teaches YOU
Over the past 20 years, Avram has performed in a wide variety of bands, from Grant Street to Vern Williams to the Kathy Kallick Band, with whom he currently tours nationally and internationally. He prides himself on giving intensive help with development of technique, and understanding the mechanics of rhythm and melody as they relate to lead and backup playing.
Avram is a member of the Musicians Union Local 6
Avram thoroughly delivers advice that you can take advantage of immediately, and achieve the success you deserve!
Read about others that used Beginning Banjo to transform their playing.
Well Worth The Price!
"Beginning Banjo gives you almost 2 hours of lessons. The instructors pace was not too fast for me so you should be able to follow him pretty well.
Once he plays the songs for you, he breaks it down for you into sections with explanations of his techniques. The instructor starts with the basics of Banjo playing; tuning, scales and basic chords. you also learn techniques like rolls, hammer-ons and pull-offs.
I like the bonus section the best because that has all of the lessons in a library sort of format that you can flip through as you need to. This DVD reference library feature should be plenty to get you going considering it was about 60-70 pages long and had many songs such as: Fireball Mail, Bile Them Cabbage Down, Worried Man's Blues, Liza Jane, Cripple Creek and more.
I would consider the DVD well worth the price. "
- Tammie Snyder
Are you ready to start playing banjo? One helpful lesson after another is provided to you for. We want to arm you with enough songs, tips and techniques that you'll always have the ammunition required to become a solid, confident bluegrass banjo player.
A FREE Video Sample - LIZA JANE!
Here is a summary of the features that separate
this course from the competition.
110 Minute Running Time (Twice as long as most videos on the market!) - Hundreds of dollars worth of private lessons all in one DVD! You will gain a wealth of Banjo knowledge and and not strain your wallet -- at the same time!
Interactive Lesson Library - Quickly review your new techniques and songs at your own pace with a touch of a button!
Numerous Chapter marks - Save time by zooming directly to any technique you want!
Digitally Recorded - Vivid picture quality for easy-to-see instruction, not a repackaged old VHS transfer!
Picture In Picture Instruction - Some techniques require close attention to your picking hand... not a problem with the "picture-in-picture" feature!
Last But Not Least -- IT'S Guaranteed! - We are so convinced that you will be completely satisfied with Beginning Banjo, we are offering an unbelievable one year no-risk guarantee!That's right. If you are not 100% satisfied with our product, return it to us within 1 Year for a 100% money back refund!
Bonus - Digital E-Book!
Included .PDF File Containing Banjo Tablature!
Beginning Banjo also includes an additional adobe .pdf file that allows you access and print all the lessons in this DVD!
The banjo "eBook" is also available by using the secret password presented in the Beginning Banjo DVD.
You get at least 10 times your money's worth!
But don't worry you won't pay anywhere near that much!
I know I could charge more for all this and maybe I will later on, but for now,
if you respond right away you pay only...
Because You Are Taking Action And Making Things Happen With Your Banjo Playing, I Am Willing To Throw In These Special Bonuses If You Start Now!
* * * Overstock Blowout! * * *
Because we have a surplus of inventory, We are offering our banjo course for a limited time discount! If you respond immediately, you'll receive the following bonus:
SECRET COUPON CODE BONUS : 20% DISCOUNT!!
In addition to the overhaul your playing will receive from these lessons, and the bonus incentives to take part in this offer. I am offering you an additional 20% off the price!
Upon checkout, you will notice a field to enter a secret coupon code. if you enter the phrase banjo you will get the additional discount ... it's that simple!
SUPER BONUS #2: FREE SET OF NEW BANJO STRINGS!
With your new Banjo course you will receive a brand new set of GHS JD Crowe Stage Signature Banjo Strings. This $10.00 dollar value is also presented to you absolutely FREE!
SUPER BONUS #3:DOWNLOAD BANJO CHORD BOOK!
Included .PDF File Containing Tons of Banjo Chords!
Your password with Beginning Banjo also allows you exclusive access to an additional adobe .pdf file containing many banjo chords to instantly help your playing!
The banjo chord"eBook" is available by using the secret password presented in the Beginning Banjo DVD.
SUPER BONUS #4: ONLINE METRONOME!
Our online metronome is a great convenient tool designed for you to keep perfect time as you practice your banjo playing.
You can set the metronome to set a tempo between 60-200 BPM. Your tempo is displayed on the viewing screen as you increase your speed and control on the guitar.
This $20.00 dollar value is also presented to you absolutely FREE!
Our Guarantee is unmatched anywhere!!!
Take one full year to examine and use this banjo course. That's right. You have 365 days to put this valuable course to use with your banjo playing.
But, if you aren't satisfied for any reason, or it doesn't live up to your expectations, you won't be out one penny. Just return the course and we'll refund your entire payment (less the shipping cost). Right up to the final day of this 365 day guarantee!
If it doesn't do everything I say and more, or if your playing doesn't improve, or if you don't absolutely love it, just let us know and we'll give you every cent of your money back! So you have nothing to lose and everything to gain.
In summary, Here is what you get
Inside Beginning Banjo...
One Complete 110 Minute Banjo Course For You To Discover Tips, Techniques and Many Bluegrass Classic Songs.
Bonus Discount Incentives and Access to Additional Support Features.