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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 : tenor banjo

Aug 1.2018

How To Tune A Tenor Banjo To Chicago Tuning

The tenor banjo is seeing a revival of sorts. Traditionally tuned in intervals of 5ths (C, G, D, A - standard tuning, G, D, A, E - Irish tenor tuning), many...

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...

Dec 1.2017

How To Play a Tremolo On 4 String Banjo

The tremolo is a playing technique often used by 4 string banjoists to help give the effect of adding sustain to a note. This effect can add a lot of...

Oct 13.2017

How To Play Tenor Banjo Arpeggios

Learning how to play your arpeggios all the way up the neck of your instrument is one of the best things you can do to improve your playing on any...

Feb 26.2015

Is One Banjo Style More Difficult than Another?

We are asked regularly, is Bluegrass style finger picking more difficult than Clawhammer?  Is Clawhammer more difficult than finger picking? Is...

May 29.2014

Goodtime Banjo Styles Video - 19 Fret Tenor

Our second installment of our Goodtime Styles videos. Find more at goodtimebanjos.com These videos will take you through some of the most popular ways to...

May 31.2012

More Space + More Tools = More Banjos!

It is the night before the big day here at Deering! The early hours of Friday morning will see the arrival of not one, but three new machines that will help...

Apr 13.2012
Apr 6.2012

Remembering Barney McKenna

We lost another banjo icon this week.  Barney McKenna, the last surviving original member of the Irish band the Dubliners passed away unexpectedly in his...

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