Mike delivers an excellent “package”! His lessons are direct and to the point. I like the fact that you can purchase as little as one song at a time at very affordable price. A lesson/song includes three videos, tab, and three different Mp3’s with choice of speeds! Start slow and work up to full speed if you choose. Lessons also includes, full screen video of right hand and left hand as well as the tab embedded in the screen. Mike will walk/talk you through the entire tune as he plays at a slow enough speed, making it easy to follow. Highly recommended!
had many banjo lessons but i find yours are the best the main thing in your lessons is that you show in detail the left hand position and the correct finger to use.
I have been able to learn from your lessons quite well but as I am getting on in age 73, and it takes a while for me to commit it to memory. I find it easier to play if I am not looking at the tabs. I think it would help me personally if there were maybe sets of 3 or 4 phrases looped a few times to play along with.
I love the sound tracks in different speeds I play the song then I make up my own back up and return to the song it is as if I have my own band I love it.
I enjoy the structure of the videos and arrangements of the tablature. Some parts of the videos challenge me, while other parts re-inforce my picking vocabulary. I just want to keep learning, have fun and keep the fingers rolling. Thanks.
I feel like you’re in the room teaching me the correct finger placement and chords. The former is extremely valuable because when I think I’ve done things correctly, I review the lesson and often times hear myself saying “oops!”. i’m a total beginner and have been practicing about one hour per day for a little over a year now. Progress is s-l-o-w, but your lessons make it fun. Thanks and keep ’em coming.
I love Mike’s lessons, it’s like having an instructor sitting there with you. He is quite an accomplished artist and if you can’t learn something from his free lessons you just might need to try harder. Thank you again for the free lessons.
Been struggling for years with all sorts of courses and lessons. Mike’s lessons are crystal clear. He throws in many useful tips and is a great encourager. I’m definitely gaining freedom.
Hi Mike, I just wanted to say how happy I am with your downloadable banjo instruction videos. Clear precise instruction, professionally presented, also good to have the songs at different tempos that’s a real help. Keep up the good work.
I love Mike’s style of banjo teaching. His lesson videos are just great and he is very clear and precise with his instruction. Mike has such a nice easy and relaxed style. Great tabs too! It’s a real pleasure to learn from him – thanks Mike!
Study Banjo and Mandolin at your own pace online with professional musician Mike Hedding! A veteran of the Minnesota bluegrass scene, Mike has taken the tricks he’s learned through years of teaching experience and condensed them into an online format that you can enjoy from anywhere in the world! With a variety of techniques, and original arrangements to classic songs, Mike walks through each lesson in detail so you understand not only “how” but “why.” With Videos, Tabs, and Practice Tracks included with each lesson, you’ll be equipped to take your playing to the next level while having fun in the process! Let’s start learning!