What stops someone from playing banjo? Is it the belief that banjo “is too hard” to play? Is it because “I can’t find a teacher”? Is it because “they don’t like the sound of banjo music”? Let’s take a good look at the non-player and see what it might take to inspire them to begin to play the banjo.
Banjo is too hard to play.
While we know it is not easy to play “like Earl” and really, who EVER played like Earl except EARL…, there are simple ways to make music on the banjo.
I can’t find a teacher.
Yes, finding a banjo teacher is difficult. But, there are a large number of books, CDs, DVDs, and online teachers that can help you learn to play the banjo on your own. Here are just a few of those available through our online store.
I don’t like the sound of banjo music.
There is no genre of music that cannot be played on a banjo. That means, unless you just don’t like music in general, that you can find banjo music to suit your tastes. Here is a quick sampling of the CDs we have available for you to listen to and be inspired by.
I can’t find a banjo.
It is true that not every music store carries banjo. But there are many ways to acquire a banjo.
Banjo interest is at the highest we have seen in decades. We have covered only a few of the things that might stop the non-player from coming to banjo. I am sure there are others. Call us to see if you have some personal limits and we will do our best to get you started on banjo TODAY.
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A Brief History
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