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Dec 4.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Ryan Cavanaugh - Part 1

Ryan Cavanaugh is best known for his innovative approach to playing jazz on the 5-string banjo, his tenure with legendary saxophonist Bill Evans's band...

Dec 4.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Ryan Cavanaugh - Part 1

Ryan Cavanaugh is best known for his innovative approach to playing jazz on the 5-string banjo, his tenure with legendary saxophonist Bill Evans's band...

Dec 3.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Matthew Davis - Part 2

This episode features Part 2 of the conversation with Matthew Davis of Westbound Situation and Circus No. 9! Listen in to gain some really great insight...
Nov 18.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Matthew Davis - Part 1

In this episode (part one of a two-part conversation), host Keith Billik talks to banjo phenom Matthew Davis, a member of the modern bluegrass group Circus...

Nov 18.2019

A Brief History of the Banjo Ukulele

What instrument is equally welcome at a luau and a hootenanny? A hybrid instrument of sorts, the banjo ukulele (also called banjolele) is a cross between a...

Nov 6.2019

Please Welcome the New Gentlemen of The Road Goodtime Banjo

While bringing banjo and Mumford & Sons fans the Charity Banjo Campaign, we have received countless requests for a Mumford & Sons banjo that is affordable...

Oct 31.2019

How To Choose A Thumbpick

The thumbpick is an essential tool for all 3 finger style 5 string banjoists. The thumb is the most used finger for the picking hand and what pick you use...

Oct 25.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: BB Bowness

Keith Billik talks to Catherine "BB" Bowness about her early days learning banjo in New Zealand, musical influences, approaches to practicing and...

Oct 25.2019

Tenor Banjo Lesson - How To Build a Chord Melody

In the following lesson, we will learn how to take a basic melody, and turn that into a full chord melody arrangement.  We are going to use the popular tune...

Oct 18.2019

Why Do Teachers Recommend Goodtime Banjos?

Anyone who has been following Deering in the last few years will know that we talk a lot about the importance of choosing an instrument that will help your...

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...

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