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Why Your First Banjo Should Be A Goodtime

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 8, 2018 12:05:00 AM / by Barry Hunn posted in Email Articles, Goodtime

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If you are new to banjo, welcome! If you are anything like many fellow beginning banjo players, you likely deal with one or more of these common issues.

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5 Tips To Make the Most Of Your Banjo Lessons

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 1, 2017 5:50:00 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in Playing Tips

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Banjo lessons from a qualified teacher will accelerate your progress much faster than learning by purely trial and error. To make the most of your banjo lessons, there are several facets that if adhered to, will further accelerate your progress.

Use Our Banjo Teacher Locator To Find a Teacher Near You!

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Thank You for 20 Wonderful Years - from Barry Hunn

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2017 8:02:00 AM / by Barry Hunn posted in Inside Deering

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I wanted to write a note to all of our customers and dealers with whom I’ve worked for the last 20 years and say….Thank you.

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Define Your Banjo Set Up

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 13, 2017 1:30:53 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in banjo maintenance, Banjo Set Up

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How Should I Get My Banjo Set Up?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2017 12:40:51 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in Banjo Set Up

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 From what I have seen, human beings have amazing awareness. This keen awareness is showcased in the subtleties of banjo set up. Adjustments like string height, string spacing measurements, fret height and neck shape combined with bridge height, head tension, tailpiece adjustment make for very unique recipes of individual players banjo sound and “feel”.

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Are Banjos Expensive?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2017 11:47:35 AM / by Barry Hunn posted in Buying a Banjo

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Many new people wanting to play banjo often ask the question, "Are banjos expensive?" We break this down to prove how this assessment is so wrong.

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Multiple Banjos?

[fa icon="calendar'] Jan 12, 2017 5:15:17 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in Playing Tips, Banjo Shopping Advice

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One of the greatest aspects of my job is getting to talk with people from all walks of life and from many different enthusiasms of the music business. It’s wonderful hearing top professionals play banjo and asking them questions about how they do what they do. It’s also terrific to meet with talented amateurs and find out some of their techniques and ideas about playing banjo.

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A New Year’s Resolution For All Banjo Players

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 30, 2016 10:10:34 AM / by Barry Hunn posted in Playing Tips

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While we all make New Year’s resolutions that are relevant to our own lives, I would like to offer a suggestion for a New Year’s resolution relevant to all banjo players.

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How Long Will It Take To Learn the Banjo?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 11, 2016 1:07:17 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in Playing Tips

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A common question we receive is how long will it take to learn the banjo? A customer called the other day and proclaimed that he was having trouble catching on to the banjo. In particular, he was having trouble making chords with his fretting hand. Our customer service rep asked how long he’d been playing the banjo?  “A month” was the response.

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Loop End Strings on the Goodtime 6 String Banjo?

[fa icon="calendar'] Nov 10, 2016 1:59:18 PM / by Barry Hunn posted in Your Deering

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I recently heard from a customer who was concerned to learn that our Goodtime Six 6 string banjo was designed for ball end strings.  His concern was that loop end strings gave more of a “banjo sound” than the ball end strings. Since our Goodtime Six was designed for ball and strings he felt he could never get a true banjo sound. 

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