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Oct 11.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Gina Furtado

In this episode of The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast, host Keith Billik talks with the amazingly talented banjoist Gina Furtado! Topics include her playing...

Oct 11.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Gina Furtado

In this episode of The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast, host Keith Billik talks with the amazingly talented banjoist Gina Furtado! Topics include her playing...

Oct 11.2019

Jerry Garcia and The Banjo

It is a convention that the banjo was the first instrument Jerry Garcia focused on, because he wanted to play bluegrass in the style of Earl Scruggs and...

Oct 2.2019

Alternate Tunings For Bluegrass Banjo

Bluegrass banjo is played on a 5 string banjo. The standard tuning is Open G Tuning (G, D, G, B, D). Although the vast majority of bluegrass banjo...

Sep 27.2019

Create Your Own Bluegrass Banjo Breaks

So you’ve been going thru banjo songbooks and YouTube videos, progressing pretty well on a nice collection of bluegrass standards. But now you want...

Sep 19.2019

What Does A Scoop On A Banjo Do?

You might have heard of or seen banjos with "scooped" fingerboards. A banjo with a scooped fingerboard is, usually starting after the 17th fret (the 18th -...

Sep 12.2019

Introducing the San Diego Charity Banjo!

We are so pleased to introduce you to the San Diego Mumford & Sons Charity Banjo. Giving back to the region where all Deering and Goodtime Banjos are made.

Sep 11.2019

What Is A No Knot Tailpiece

A No Knot tailpiece is a type of banjo tailpiece designed around the turn of the 20th century. It was created to solve the problem of having to tie a knot...

Sep 11.2019

Ever Considered a Linseed Oil Finish?

At some point or another we have undoubtedly all experienced playing instruments with satin or gloss finishes, normally favoring one over the other. And...

Sep 6.2019

Celtic Tunes on the 5 String Banjo

The traditional music of Ireland and Scotland is hauntingly beautiful, and once you get an ear for it, you’ll find it hard to resist figuring out the tunes...

Aug 22.2019

The Benefits Of Jamming With Other Pickers

Playing the banjo by yourself is rewarding, especially when you are learning. There’s a lot to be said for sitting in your favorite easy chair and...

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