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Nov 18.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Matthew Davis

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...

Jul 31.2017

How To Read Banjo Tab

Banjo tab or tablature is a way of reading and writing banjo music that has similarities to standard musical notation, but is much easier to read, and gives...

Jul 28.2017

A Brief History of Minstrel Banjo

Contemporary banjos, with their metal strings, frets, and tension hoops, tone rings, etc., have come a long way since their ancestor instruments crossed the...

Jul 20.2017

Ukulele Sizes – Soprano, Concert, Tenor & Baritone

There are few instruments as easy to just pick up and play as the humble ukulele. With a few chords memorized, anybody can start producing those chilled,...

Jul 7.2017

The Four Essential 5-String Banjo Rolls

With a few chords under their belt, and perhaps a plectrum to hand, almost anyone can have fun strumming away on the banjo. In fact, as newcomers to the...

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