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Jun 14.2019

The 6 String Banjo By Harvey Reid

The 6-string banjo is as hard to classify as a platypus duckbill. It has been around for more than a century. It has a guitar neck, so it is really a...

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May 24.2019

How To Install A Pickup Jack On A Rim Of A Banjo

There are a number of different pickups for a banjo, but all of them will use a 1/4" jack that you plug your guitar cable into. On resonator banjos the jack...

May 16.2019

Tips On Backing Up a Singer/Songwriter On 5 String Banjo

Many 5 string banjo players have a hard time playing in other styles other than the traditional styles used for the 5 string banjo (bluegrass and old time)....

Apr 10.2019

Using Pedal Points In Your Banjo Playing

A pedal point is a sustained tone that is played while chords move from one to another. This is typically played in the bass or lowest pitch. The playing of...

Mar 29.2019

2 and 3 Note Tenor Banjo Chord Voicings

The tenor banjo is often perceived as an overly bright instrument by other band members.  This can often be attributed to the banjo player playing all...

Mar 22.2019

Learning Banjo vs Guitar

 I often get the question, “How hard is it to learn to play banjo vs the guitar?” The answer is that every instrument has its different learning curves and...

Feb 28.2019

Single String Techniques: Mixing Arpeggios and Scales

Some might argue that learning to play your arpeggios is more important than learning your scales. When improvising, the use of arpeggios can make your...

Jan 18.2019

Creating Your Vocabulary Of Banjo Licks

No matter what instrument you play, in order to begin improvising you need to create your own collection of “licks”. What is a “lick”? A lick is a small...

Dec 14.2018

Highlighting Your Weaknesses In Your Playing - And Fixing Them

One thing all great musicians do is to constantly aim to get better. The same is true with most things in life, but the correlation is most easily true when...

Dec 4.2018

Pentatonic Scales For Clawhammer Banjo

A couple of the most important scales you should learn when playing the banjo is your major and minor pentatonic scales. As the name suggests, these scales...

Nov 20.2018

Learn 3 Easy Banjo Chords

A banjo chord is made when you strum or pick more than one string on your banjo. On a 5 string banjo, the standard tuning is an open G tuning. This means...

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