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!
Lessons always so helpful with varied content. I am in the UK so really benefit from speedy arrival of purchased lessons. Mike even tab’d a bluegrass tune for me from audio! Thanks.
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.
Mike has put together a great method for teaching the banjo, from beginner songs to intermediate songs. I know that these lessons have greatly improved my playing. I had played the banjo 35 years ago, but gave it up to raise my daughters and get them through college. I found Mike’s lessons on the internet. So I decided I needed a better instrument and purchased a Deering Golden Era banjo. Being retired, I practice one to two hours every day. I now attend as many jams in my area as possible. With mike’s lessons, I am once again playing at a high level. And having fun!!
I have been using the videos for about 18 months now and I find the presentation very easy to follow – usually awaiting next release with interest.
Mike is well qualified and a great teacher. His videos are easy to follow. He is very approachable. I highly recommend you try his lessons.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!