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Aug 7.2018

Q&A with Chinese Banjoist Eric Shi

Greg and I met Eric Shi at the China Music Trade Show in Shanghai in 2016. I had realized that to get banjo interest in China we need a banjo book printed...

Topic Post : how to play

Jan 19.2018

A Beginners Guide To Single String Playing On the 5 String Banjo

Single string playing on the 5 string banjo is a style that was originally popularized by players such as Don Reno and Eddie Adcock. This style of banjo...

Jun 21.2017

Using Your Guitar Technique On the 5 String Banjo

Most guitar players look at the 5 string banjo as a completely new instrument.  Something that you would need to learn a completely new tuning and approach...

Mar 15.2017

4 Great Ways To Learn To Play the Banjo

Learning to play the banjo these days is easier than ever.  With the popularity of the banjo and acoustic music growing at a record pace, there are more...

May 1.2015

7 Tips To Get You Started On Playing the Banjo Today

The world is a busy place and there is no doubt that there is much on everyone’s plate. Because of this we often put off what might be one of the most...

Mar 5.2015

8 Great Banjo Camps to Attend This Year

One of the best ways to dramatically improve your banjo playing is to attend a banjo camp or workshop.  At these events you'll have one on one action with...

Oct 3.2013

The Power of a Light Touch

Have you ever noticed that the best hitters in baseball have an incredibly smooth swing?  They don't "swing for the fences" - that's what hitters with a...

Learn the Banjo with Songs or Exercises?

I recently wrote an article about strengthening your fretting hand’s pinky and ring finger.   A common question that I have heard over the years is; “what good...

Apr 23.2013

Making the Most Of Your Practice Time

These days we all have limited time to do the things we like. We always have to make the most out of our time. If you are reading this, one of the things...

Inspiring the Non-Player

What stops someone from playing banjo? Is it the belief that banjo “is too hard” to play?  Is it because “I can’t find a teacher”? Is it because “they don’t...

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