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Oct 23.2020

IBMA Artist To Artist With Jerry Douglas, J.D. Crowe, and Winston Marshall

Bluegrass Music Hall of Famer J.D. Crowe’s infusion of new ideas into bluegrass banjo took the music to a decidedly younger and more diverse crowd,...

Apr 30.2020

5 String Banjo for Beginners - Banjo Rolls

This is the last lesson in this series and we are excited to introduce you to your first banjo rolls, which is the fundamental technique in 3 finger style...

Apr 29.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Improvising Tips

Learn how to improvise on the 5 string banjo with Hank Smith. Improvising can be a daunting thing to do for many banjoists, but it is an essential skill to...

Apr 28.2020

Deering Tech Live Episode 4 - Under the Hood

Here is the rebroadcast of the 4th episode of our new series called Deering Tech Live. In this series, Chad Kopotic, the VP of Operations at Deering takes...

Apr 27.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | Careless Love

In this tenor banjo lesson we will take on learning a song. We're going to learn how to play Careless Love. Careless Love is a traditional jazz/blues tune...

Apr 24.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Maximizing Tone

Banjoist Hank Smith gives you a lesson on getting the most tone out of your banjo playing. 

Apr 23.2020

5 String Banjo for Beginners - The E Chord

We have two more lessons to go in this series and we have covered a lot of ground. This week, we are focusing on the E chord. 

Apr 22.2020

Deering Tech Live Episode 3 - Banjo Tone Rings

Here is the rebroadcast of the 3rd episode of our new series called Deering Tech Live. In this series, Chad Kopotic, the VP of Operations at Deering takes...

Apr 21.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | Basic Strumming Patterns

In this lesson I go over 3 basic strumming patterns to use when playing the tenor banjo, or any banjo, in the traditional jazz style. I go over how to play...

Apr 20.2020

Arranging Old Time Tunes for Bluegrass Banjo

Getting into learning old time tunes with a three-finger technique can be a great way to improve your melodic runs and expand your repertoire, as there are...

Apr 17.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Bluegrass Jamming Tips

Bluegrass jamming is one of the most fun aspects of playing the banjo. You can join in a jam no matter what skill level you're at as long as you know a few...

Apr 16.2020

5 String Banjo for Beginners - The D Chord

And we're back! We hope that you are enjoying your banjo journey so far, and that you are safe and well.  This week's lesson looks at the D chord. Not a D7,...

Apr 15.2020

Deering Tech Live - Episode 2

Here is the rebroadcast of the 2nd episode of our new series called Deering Tech Live. In this series, Chad Kopotic, the VP of Operations at Deering takes...

Apr 13.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | First Three Chords

In this video I'll go over the first 3 chords you should learn when learning to play the tenor banjo tuned in standard tenor tuning (C,G,D,A). All 3 of...

Apr 9.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Drive

Today we’re gonna be talking a little bit about drive. Drive is most commonly associated with how the music is played. It tends to be the soul. It tends to...

Apr 9.2020

5 String Banjo for Beginners - The F Chord

Has it been a week already? We are back with the next installment of our 5 string banjo for absolute beginners series, and this week we are moving to the F...

Apr 8.2020

The Importance of Banjo Intonation

You tune your banjo perfectly. You play a few chords and discover that as you move up the neck that the banjo starts to sound dramatically out of tune. You...

Apr 7.2020

Deering Tech Live - Episode 1

Last week we began a new series called Deering Tech Live. In this series, Chad Kopotic, the VP of Operations at Deering takes questions via Facebook and...

Apr 2.2020

5 String Banjo for Beginners - Incorporating the C Chord

Welcome back to our 5 String for Absolute Beginners series. If you are just tuning in, welcome to our 5 String Banjo for Absolute Beginners series. Last...

Apr 2.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Composing On The 5-String Banjo

Composing your own music can be one of the most rewarding things you can do on a musical instrument. It allows you to create something new and original....

Apr 1.2020

Practice, Persistence, Patience, & Faith

Playing the banjo is wonderous, joyful, magical and irresistible. Whether it’s the syncopated sparkling five string banjo, the emotion filled chord melody...

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