5 String Banjo for Beginners - Getting Started

by Jamie Latty

The 5 string banjo is most likely what you think about when you hear that magical sound of a banjo. You have thought about learning how to play, but you are wary of how challenging it might be. Fear not! We are here to help. If there was ever a good time to start, it is now!  Most of us are spending a lot more time at home and playing an instrument is one of the healthiest things we can do.

If you are starting to learn to play the banjo from scratch, then these are the lessons for you. In our multi part video series, Deering artist and friend, Bob Hamilton gets you started from the very beginning of learning the 5 string banjo. 

This week, we go to the very beginning, as Bob looks at the parts of the banjo, how to tune the banjo and then into your first 2 chords. 

Once you have tried these, let us know are you getting on? Leave your comments and thoughts below! You could even post a video as you play your #banjoforlife. 

Good luck! We will be posting more lessons soon! 

Parts of the Banjo

 

TUNING the Banjo

 

G & D7 Chords

 

COMMENTS

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