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Nov 24.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 17 - Forward Roll and Playing Melody

This is a great lesson for the 5 string banjo from Jens Kruger on how to play the forward roll and incorporate playing the melody into your roll. This is...

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.

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Nov 24.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 17 - Forward Roll and Playing Melody

This is a great lesson for the 5 string banjo from Jens Kruger on how to play the forward roll and incorporate playing the melody into your roll. This is...

Nov 18.2020

Chord Building 5-String Banjo Lesson With Hank Smith

In this 5-string banjo lesson, Hank Smith shows you how to build chord forms with extensions. He starts you with a regular G triad and demonstrates how to...

Nov 17.2020

Introducing the Vega Vintage Star

We are excited to introduce the new Vega Vintage Star banjo! The Vintage Star is a banjo that captures the soul of a 19th century banjo, but with the...

Nov 9.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 16 - Basic Backup Rhythm

Jens Kruger teaches you how to play basic backup rhythm in the 3 finger style on the 5-string banjo. This is a great lesson to teach some techniques to use...

Nov 3.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 15 - Scales, Arpeggios, and Tetrachords

In this beginner banjo lesson, Jens Kruger talks about and demonstrates scales, arpeggios, and tetrachords. He goes into explaining how by using all of...

Oct 27.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 14 - Combining Licks and Melody

In this beginner banjo lesson, Jens Kruger explains how there are 2 parts to Scruggs style banjo playing - licks and melody. Both are important, but putting...

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,...

Oct 19.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 13 - 5-String Banjo Tablature Explained

Jens Kruger explains what banjo tablature is and how to read it. Banjo tablature is a way of writing out music on paper so that the exact fingerings of what...

Oct 12.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 12 - 5 String Banjo Styles Explained

Jens Kruger explains and demonstrates the 3 prominent styles of playing the 5 string banjo with the 3 finger styles. These styles include the Scruggs style,...

Oct 8.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 11 - Boil Them Cabbage Down

In this beginning 5-string banjo lesson with Jens Kruger, Jens will teach you how to play the classic folk song Boil Them Cabbage Down. This incorporates...

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