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Jul 20.2018

How To Adjust Your Banjo Tailpiece

Learn how to set up your banjo tailpiece with the Deering Quality Control Manager, Chad Kopotic. In this video Chad Kopotic focuses on setting up a Deering...

Topic Post : banjo playing tips

Jun 12.2018

How To Play Dueling Banjos On the Banjo

Well here it is folks! Dueling banjos, (the banjo tune from movie Deliverance) is one of the most popular instrumental banjo tunes. It is also the most...

Jun 8.2018

How Hard Is It To Play the Banjo

One of the biggest myths about the banjo is that it is hard to play. After generations of blisteringly fast bluegrass licks dominating the public's...

Jun 1.2018

How To Tune A Banjo

There are a number of different types of banjos, and although there is a standard tuning for each of them, they can all be tuned in alternate tunings. Find...

May 16.2018

How Picking Hand Placement Affects Your Banjo Tone

One of the easiest and most dramatic changes you can make to your banjo tone is to change where you pick the strings in relation to the bridge. This holds...

Mar 16.2018

Irish Tenor Banjo - What Is the Standard?

When it comes to Irish tenor banjo, it is hard to define exactly what type of banjo that is. Yes, it is a four string tenor banjo. But is it a 17-fret or a...

Jan 9.2018

Tips To Help Banjoists Change From Chord To Chord

Whether you are new to playing the banjo or you are a seasoned player, when learning new chord shapes you more than likely will be challenged making your...

Dec 29.2017

Ear Training: The Importance Of Hearing the Difference Between the I, IV, and V Chord

No matter the genre of music (Western Music as opposed to Eastern music such as Indian), the I, IV, and V chord are the most fundamental and widely used...

Dec 7.2017

Jens Kruger Masterclass - Banjo Tones

Learn with master banjoist Jens Kruger how he creates a chorus effect on his acoustic banjo using palm muting. This really opens up the the tone of his...

Nov 21.2017

Jens Kruger Banjo Masterclass - Fretting The 5th String

Jens Kruger debunks the the theory that you should not fret the 5th string on a 5 string banjo. Instead, watch this video to learn how to use it to your...

Nov 9.2017

Alison Brown Banjo Masterclass - Left Hand Position For Chord Melodies

In this class, Alison Brown talks about using the correct left hand position when playing chord melodies. Chord melodies are a technique often used by jazz...

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