Friday, 30 March 2007

New Bill Evans banjo DVD from Acutab


AcuTab Publications announce the release of their new Bluegrass Banjo Master Class DVD by Bill Evans. It aims to provide the most detailed grounding in bluegrass banjo currently available on DVD - both to set new pickers on the right track, and to refocus more experienced players on the basics: solid rhythm, big tone, and bluegrass drive.

In 140 minutes playing time, Bill's teaching ranges from how to fit and shape the picks, and optimal tone and volume production, through playing with straight time or with a bounce, practice with a metronome, good posture, and relaxation while picking, to the building blocks of effective playing - 21 essential licks, and 20 chordal exercises to develop familiarity with the neck.

More details are on the AcuTab website, including several screen shots and brief sample video clips. The retail price of US$35 includes a printed tab booklet. AcuTab products are also distributed by Mel Bay Publications, Inc..