Custom Lesson Update

Casey Henry

Here is my occasional update on what's new on the custom lesson list lately:


  • Banjo Signal (A) Watch clip. - A Don Reno classic. Granted my version is kinda Scruggsy, because everything I play is kinda Scruggsy, but I did throw in some single string Reno licks for you.
  • Blue River Waltz (I) Watch clip. - This is a pretty little Steve Martin tune.
  • Ernest T. Grass (A) Watch clip. - This is Sammy Shelor's hit tune. I've heard it played at more than one jam session.
  • The Great Remember (I) Watch clip.  - Another Steve Martin tune. In double C tuning. He plays it clawhammer, but I arranged it for three-finger. I think I capture a bit of the feel of the original.
  • Here I Am Lord (A) Watch clip. - A slow Christian ballad.
  • Kids' Songs (Skip to Lou, Polly Wolly Doodle, ABC Song, and more. Singing and strumming.) (B) Watch clip.
    - Someone read in Banjo Newsletter how I was contemplating doing a DVD on kids songs for the banjo, but he didn't want to wait that long, so he requested a custom lesson on some of them.
  • Knee Deep In Bluegrass (I) Watch clip. - A Terry Baucom tune. In the key of B. Of Course.
  • Shady Grove (B) Watch clip. - This version is based on Doc Watson's. It's in E-minor. An easy beginner arrangement.

2 thoughts on “Custom Lesson Update

  1. Steve (in Japan)

    I commented a year or more ago to another TMM student that this list only going grow and grow. Way to go, Casey. Also, if that other TMM student, in NC, still wants to know if there’s going to be an “Improvising the 2nd or Next Stage dvd, well, he’ll discover lots of how-to-improvise in the custom lessons.” And, it’s all by ear! Just watch, listen and follow how some of these standards like Jesse James and Wabash Cannonball are put together (arranged).

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