Béla Fleck Teaches Banjo Picking Styles

Béla Fleck Teaches Banjo Picking Styles

Director:  Cast: Béla Fleck



In this video, Bela Fleck showcases the banjo techniques that have brought him acclaim as the leading banjo player of the modern era. Careful instruction is mixed with Fleck's narration as he explains not only how to ape his licks, but how he manages to absorb musical ideas from a variety of musical traditions, including blues and Celtic sounds. Fleck also covers more traditional banjo techniques and styles including bluegrass, single string style, and harmonics. Songs examined include "Texas Barbecue," "Natural Bridge Suite," "Brilliancy," "John Henry," and "The Wind That Shakes the Barley."" The video also includes tablature. It's perhaps a trifle overwhelming for the beginner, but those banjo enthusiasts with a mind to expand their game will find this video useful.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/13/2005
UPC: 0073999174755
Original Release: 1979
Rating: NR
Source: Homespun
Time: 1:00:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Béla Fleck Instructor

Technical Credits

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Banjo Picking Styles
1. Intro [1:16]
2. "Texas Barbecue" D Tuning [:56]
3. "Texas Barbecue" Performance [1:05]
4. "Texas Barbecue" Played Slowly [1:30]
5. "Texas Barbecue" Intro Broken Down [:58]
6. "Texas Barbecue" 1st Part (A) Broken Down [3:23]
7. "Texas Barbecue" 2nd Part (B) Broken Down [1:02]
8. "Texas Barbecue" 3rd Part (C) Broken Down [:58]
9. "Texas Barbecue" Variations on B Part [2:02]
10. "Texas Barbecue" Ending [2:21]
11. D Tuning Concepts [2:01]
12. "Brilliancy" Performance [1:27]
13. "Brilliancy" G Tuning [:19]
14. "Brilliancy" Played Slowly [1:32]
15. "Brilliancy" 1st Part (A) Broken Down [2:43]
16. "Brilliancy" 2nd Part (B) Broken Down [1:23]
17. "Brilliancy" 3rd Part (C) Broken Down [3:27]
18. "John Henry" Performance [1:09]
19. "John Henry" D Tuning [:56]
20. "John Henry" Played Slowly [1:02]
21. "John Henry" Right Hand Picking Pattern [1:25]
22. G Tuning [:38]
23. "Natural Bridge Suite" Performance [1:16]
24. "Natural Bridge Suite" Played Slowly [1:34]
25. "Natural Bridge Suite" 1st Part Broken Down [5:10]
26. "Natural Bridge Suite" 2nd Part Broken Down [4:07]
27. Irish Music Discussed [1:20]
28. "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" Performance [:47]
29. "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" Triplets and Pull-Offs [1:46]
30. "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" Played Slowly [:32]
31. "The Wind That Shakes the Barley" 1st Part Broken Down [1:19]
32. "The Wind That Skakes the Barley" 2nd Part Broken Down [2:22]
33. "Sammy's Blues" Performance [:42]
34. "Sammy's Blues" Broken Down [2:11]
35. "Sammy's Blues" Improvisation [1:52]
36. "Sammy's Blues" More Complex Version [2:12]
37. Equipment [1:35]
38. Outro [:57]
39. Web and Contact Information [:24]

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