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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...

David Bandrowski

David Bandrowski

David Bandrowski has been a regular on the New Orleans music scene for over 25 years playing tenor banjo, 5-string banjo, and guitar in various outfits and styles over the years. David's styles are diverse and range from New Orleans jazz, modern jazz, bluegrass, funk, rock, old time Appalachian string band music and more!

David is a Deering Banjo Company clinician and has taught workshops at Chicago's Old Town School of folk music and has played with and/or recorded with Dr. John, Natalie Merchant, Donald Harrison, the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra, Mike Seeger, Glen David Andrews, and with band members of the Harry Connick Jr. Big Band, Fats Domino, The Allman Brothers, Merle Travis, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, the Rebirth Brass Band, Galactic, and many other well known and lesser known entertainers. He has also composed, produced, and placed music in many commercials, films, and television programs.

Recent Posts

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....

Mar 24.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Working Through Challenges

Banjoist Hank Smith from Hank, Pattie, & the Current talks about and demonstrates how to overcome things that may be difficult to you in your 5 string banjo...

Mar 19.2020

A Conversation With Greg Deering & Jens Kruger

Deering Banjos founder Greg Deering and banjo virtuoso Jens Kruger sit down and spend some quality time reminiscing about old times and discussing the...
Mar 12.2020

Clawhammer Banjo Exercises - Picking Hand

These clawhammer banjo exercises for your right hand will help you improve your clawhammer playing. We start with very basic one note exercises and strum...

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...

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 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...

Sep 19.2019

What Does A Scoop On A Banjo Do?

You might have heard of or seen banjos with "scooped" fingerboards. A banjo with a scooped fingerboard is, usually starting after the 17th fret (the 18th -...

Sep 11.2019

What Is A No Knot Tailpiece

A No Knot tailpiece is a type of banjo tailpiece designed around the turn of the 20th century. It was created to solve the problem of having to tie a knot...

Aug 19.2019

Melodic Style Banjo Lesson With Tray Wellington

The Melodic Style of playing the 5 string banjo is a type of banjo playing that was popularized by Bill Keith. This style allows the banjoist to play scales...

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