Give your banjo repertoire a boost

This lesson pack 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.

“One of the joys of learning fiddle tunes lies in exploring the ways in which style and repertoire vary by region.  I’ve collected what I consider to be a quintessential and well-balanced collection of tunes that are played regularly in and around St. Louis and Southern Illinois.

This lesson pack 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.


regular price:  $37              


“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:

  • Brisk Young Soldier
  • Crooked Road
  • Jaybird
  • Pretty Little Widow
  • Stonewall Jackson

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

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


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 plus ten tabs for only $37.



regular 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!