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Jun 19.2022

How To Attach A Banjo Cradle Strap

Deering leather cradle straps are wonderfully secure and safe for your banjo. The cradle strap is made up of three pieces of leather and two attachment...

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 will...

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 improvising,...

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...

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 Bill...

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 recordings...

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