What a perfect time to play the banjo! Inspiration is in order, I think. Something to stimulate, inspire, urge, cajole is what we can all use. After all, we played at every festival we could attend this spring and summer, so what can the fall/winter bring?
Here are a few things to look forward to.
We have some really outstanding new videos by banjo virtuoso Jens Kruger.
He reviews the maple Eagle II, the maple Tenbrooks Saratoga Star, the walnut Terry Baucom Signature model, the ever-popular mahogany Sierra, and more.
How can this help?
Jens talks about the relationship between the components of the banjo. Understanding this balance can help you make the most out of your own banjo playing. By learning how the sound changes depending on where you play on the banjo head, how head tension varies the sound, how strings will change the sound…all this can be applied to your very own banjo.
Hearing Jens play is always a joy. Watching him laugh at himself when he tries to play “Terry Baucom” style is delightful. He inspires just by watching his right and left hand technique. There are things you can apply to your own playing style.
Having a comparison of tonal woods and components can help those of you who are looking for a new model. It is hard to find all the banjos you want in one place. By utilizing the Deering-made video library on our website, you can accomplish everything RIGHT AT YOUR OWN HOME.
Here is a list of the new videos by Jens Kruger:
Are you ready to inspire or be inspired? I think both are in order so let’s get to it!
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