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.
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.
Well taught lessons, easy to understand for a beginner, quick gratification.
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 have been learning the banjo for about a year. I love the book “Intro to Melodic banjo”. The practice routines, scales and theory are just what I need right now. There are a lot of great tunes to keep me happy for a long time. I am learning “Liberty” from the book and I have to be patient with myself . I have small hands and have to spend time getting some of the stretches right.
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!
I just happened to run across one of your free lesson’s on the Internet. I have been playing and just spinning my wheels for many years. I really started to improve after watching one of your lesson’s I was at the point of just giving up the banjo. I have only taken one lesson and that was twenty years ago. I am pretty much starting all over again and I really feel that because of you method I am really enjoying playing again. So thank you for doing what you do!
Amazing! Easy to follow and understand. Well laid out. Recommend for anyone starting or advancing in their banjo career!
I love learning from Mike! His teaching method is very to follow in that he breaks the tunes down measure by measure, explaining, and showing, placement of both hands. (I’m one who learns best by sight so I just cover the tab with paper.) The additional source files are terrific and I appreciate how he takes licks and/or techniques from a particular tune and teaches, in a separate video, how to implement them in other tunes.
Mike is a wonderful teacher. The lessons are clear and the tab for each measure,along the bottom of the video, make doing the lesson extremely easy. I have improved in my playing a great deal by using lessons provided by 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!