This free video lesson by Geoff Hohwald will teach you how to quickly and cleanly switch between chords while you're vamping or playing a chop. It's important to have good technique when you're switching so that you can play up to bluegrass jamming speed.
The Banjo Rhythm & Backup 101 Packageby Geoff Hohwald is a series of downloadable lessons designed to teach beginners how to play basic rhythm on a banjo. We'll start by learning a variety of moveable major and minor chord shapes. We'll then use that knowledge to play along with Tom Dooley, Worried Man Blues, John Hardy, Dark Hollow, Sittin' on Top of the World, Fair and Tender Ladies, Wayfarin' Stranger, Billy in the Lowground, Shady Grove, Little Maggie, Soldier's Joy, Old Joe Clark, and Lonesome Road Blues. Geoff will also show you a variety of right hand picking techniques you can use to create different rhythmic sounds. Each download includes a Quicktime video, .mp3 jam tracks to practice along with, and a .pdf of the notation. This package features 152 minutes of video instruction. You can find more information for each individual lesson below. $29.95