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Banjo Progressions Lessons

Level

Dan Breen’s Reel

Banjo Progressions Lesson 1

  • A Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Focus on sliding techniques, in particular sliding up to the 7th fret

Reel

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The Cooley Jig

Banjo Progressions Lesson 2

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

How to use triplets to mimic the rolls used on other instruments

Jig

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Cookenandy

Banjo Progressions Lesson 3

  • D Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Focus on trill techniques

Hop Jig

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Geese in the Bog

Banjo Progressions Lesson 4

  • E Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Demonstrating the ‘pull off’ technique

Jig

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The Glenties Mazurka

Banjo Progressions Lesson 5

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Focus on double stops

Mazurka

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Bere Island Reel

Banjo Progressions Lesson 6

  • E Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Triplet runs & using the 4th finger for reaching the 6th fret

Reel

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The Ballydesmond Polka

Banjo Progressions Lesson 7

  • A Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Using consecutive down strokes for the swing rhythm of Polkas

Polka

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The Curlew Hills

Banjo Progressions Lesson 8

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Triplet double stops

Barndance

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Ships in Full Sail

Banjo Progressions Lesson 9

  • A Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Focus on position shifting

Jig

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Tom McElvogue’s Slip Jig

Banjo Progressions Lesson 10

  • A Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody

How to use ‘pull off’ legato rolls

Slip Jig

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Farewell to Whiskey

Banjo Progressions Lesson 11

  • G Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

How to use chromatic triplets to add colour to the tune

Polka

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Tribute to Larry Reynolds

Banjo Progressions Lesson 12

  • A Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Barring on the lower strings, fretted double stops & using the 4th finger for the 6th fret

Reel

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The Killarney Wonder Schottishe

Banjo Progressions Lesson 13

  • A Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody

Scots snaps, triplet runs and position shifts

Barndance

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