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Nov 16.2018

Remembering Roy Clark - A Message from Greg & Janet Deering

Deering Banjo Company and the music world at large are saddened today to learn of the passing of Roy Clark. A dear friend and beloved musician who played a...

Lawrence Witt

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Aug 18.2017

What Is a Plectrum Banjo?

Stand a plectrum banjo up against your average five-string banjo and at first glance, you might not spot the difference. Both types of instrument have...

Aug 3.2017

3 Tips for Everyday Banjo Care

Keeping a banjo in top notch playing condition doesn’t have to be a difficult or time consuming task. Keeping a banjo in pristine condition is easier than...

Jul 28.2017

A Brief History of Minstrel Banjo

Contemporary banjos, with their metal strings, frets, and tension hoops, tone rings, etc., have come a long way since their ancestor instruments crossed the...

Jul 20.2017

Ukulele Sizes – Soprano, Concert, Tenor & Baritone

There are few instruments as easy to just pick up and play as the humble ukulele. With a few chords memorized, anybody can start producing those chilled,...

Jul 7.2017

The Four Essential 5-String Banjo Rolls

With a few chords under their belt, and perhaps a plectrum to hand, almost anyone can have fun strumming away on the banjo. In fact, as newcomers to the...

Jun 29.2017

What is Clawhammer Banjo?

When most people think of the banjo, they tend to think of Bluegrass, Earl Scruggs, and the 3-finger style. You'd be forgiven for not knowing banjo could be...

Jun 16.2017

How To Tell It's Time To Change Your Banjo Strings

You wouldn't paint a picture with dirty brushes. You wouldn't chisel a sculpture with blunted tools. So why play a banjo with worn out strings?

If you've...

Jun 8.2017

Clawhammer Banjo Picks - Pick vs. Nail

One of the first things that three-finger style players are told when they start learning banjo is: Always. Wear. Your. Picks. There is a widespread...

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