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 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.
Amazing! Easy to follow and understand. Well laid out. Recommend for anyone starting or advancing in their banjo career!
At my age I thought I would never grasp the basics, let alone play a few songs on the banjo. But at 55 I’m impressed at the progress I’ve achieved. Thanks to Mike’s easy to read tabs and concise instructional videos,I have been able to follow his lessons and play my very first instrument . Keep up the good work !!
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.
Well taught lessons, easy to understand for a beginner, quick gratification.
I have started playing banjo again after 1o years. I find the lessons very easy to follow and the back up tracks are great. I don’t have anyone to jam with so these are invaluable. Many thanks. Tom.
So much content available and all of it so very well explained! Being able to bounce around to various lessons and then go back and check what I thought I learned against what Mike actually taught, has really advanced my playing. I’m thrilled with my progress! Thanks Mike!
I enjoy watching and learning from your teaching of the banjo on YouTube. You are a great teacher, easy to understand, and so informative. You have a way of teaching and being able to apply the lessons to immediate playing. The lessons keep me interested and motivated!!!! Thank you for the free lessons and also reasonable prices for those who want to get more involved.
I’m from France and the lessons received are very useful and very well teached!!!!
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!