How to Play Chokes

This free video lesson by Geoff Hohwald will teach you how to execute chokes on the banjo. This technique is another of the essential skills which every banjo player should learn. You'll learn the classic Scruggs style choke lick and how to use it in the song Train 45.

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banjo lessonThe Beginning Banjo Package by Geoff Hohwald features six downloadable lessons that will teach you how to play the banjo in the Scruggs three finger style. Starting with the basics, we'll cover tuning, setup, finger picks, right and left hand technique, and basic rolls. We'll then move on to learning beginner chords in open and up the neck positions. Next, we'll use those chords to play the bluegrass songs Tom Dooley and Banks of the Ohio and practice them along with rhythm tracks. The Forward Roll Sessions are designed to dramatically improve your right hand speed and accuracy. Practicing along with rhythm tracks that gradually increase in speed will allow you to seamlessly progress towards playing at a performance tempo. The included lessons are Beginning Banjo 1, 2, and 3, and the Forward Roll Sessions 1-3. Each lesson includes a Quicktime video and a .pdf of the tabs. This package contains 116 minutes of video instruction.



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