Give your banjo repertoire a boost

Each lesson pack focuses on a particular key and brings you two distinct arrangements of five essential clawhammer banjo tunes. This Play Better Banjo Lesson Pack help you to understand the subtleties of “rhythmic” versus “melodic” arrangement and performance. You’ll put five new tunes under your belt and, at the same time, you’ll gain some insight into the arrangement process.

“Drawing on over twenty years of banjo performance and instruction,  I’ve collected what I consider to be a quintessential and well-balanced collection of tunes in the key of D. This lesson pack (Key of D – Volume II) will expand your repertoire and help you understand the ins and outs of arranging tunes for the clawhammer banjo, too!” -Ryan Spearman

Instant access to the entire lesson pack

You’ll receive the link to your Lesson Pack in your inbox INSTANTLY.

This is a NO RISK offer!

If, at any time during the first thirty days of owning your lesson pack, you aren’t completely satisfied, just let me know and I’ll refund your purchase price  immediately.


“Thank you so much for this course…I think the videos are great and you explain everything so well – very clearly.”

– Ola S. (Wimborne, UK)

What You Get When You Sign Up for the Course


Ten Tabs (two arrangements for each tune)

  • Tabs can be downloaded and used in conjunction with the videos so you can follow along with the instruction note by note.

Ten Instructional Videos

  • Each video includes a demonstration of the tune followed by a measure by measure breakdown. Then the arrangement is played in its entirety at a nice, slow pace.
  • Each video is of the highest quality (HD 1080 x 1920) and can be enlarged to fit your entire computer screen.

Play along tracks 

  • Downloadble audio tracks to play along with while you practice you new tunes. These play along tracks are great for helping you to improve your timing and to learn how to play along with other musicians.

 24/7 Email support

  • Email me at any time during or after the course with your questions and I’ll respond as promptly as possible with help and clarification.


You’ll learn how to play five tunes well-known in and around the region of Southern Illinois:

  • Ducks on the Millpond
  • January Waltz
  • Martha Campbell
  • Morpeth Rant
  • Sugar Hill

Not only will you’ll learn these five tunes but you’ll learn two different versions of each:

  • A melodic version that incorporates more advanced techniques
  • A rhythmic version that focuses on “drive” and “feel”


Email me at any time and I’ll respond promptly with answers to any questions you may have about the lesson materials.



If, within the first thirty days, you decide that you are not satisfied with your Lesson Pack, I’ll refund your money immediately.




You get ten lessons covering five tunes & songs plus ten pages of tablyricsplay along tracks, & more for only $37.   


Price:  $37                             

If, at any time during the course, you aren’t completely satisfied, just let me know and I’ll refund your tuition immediately!