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What is Melodic Style Banjo?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 2, 2018 3:29:19 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in how to play the banjo, Melodic Style

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Melodic style banjo is a style of 3 finger 5 string banjo playing that was created in the early 1960’s by banjoists such as Bill Keith and Bobby Thompson so that they could play note for note fiddle melodies. While Scruggs style is the most popular style of playing the 5 string banjo and gives great drive to bluegrass playing, this style does have its limitations. Mainly that you cannot play melodies note for note that are very intricate such as fiddle tunes.

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Making the Most Of Your Practice Time

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 23, 2013 3:12:19 PM / by David Bandrowski posted in banjo lesson, Playing Tips, banjo tips, How To Play, how to play the banjo, Practice Tips, tenor banjo lessons

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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 you like to do is to play the banjo, with one of your goals to always be a better player.

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It's OK to Strum the 5-String Banjo

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 7, 2012 5:59:57 PM / by Carolina Bridges posted in 5-String Banjo, banjo lesson, Playing Tips, banjo tips, how to play the banjo

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It's OK to Strum the 5-String Banjo
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