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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)....

Mar 13.2019

How to Properly Use Tab To Learn Banjo

Whether it was way back when we were starting or just yesterday, most of us have used tab to learn the banjo. It’s easy to access, simple enough to read,...

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...

Feb 6.2019

Alaska- Bluegrass and Blue Water Cruise!

If you want to enjoy the vacation time of summer for just a little longer, with a blend of bluegrass and incredible views, this is the perfect opportunity!...

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 17.2018

Merry Christmas from Deering Banjos

As 2018 draws to a close, Greg, Janet, and Jamie Deering wanted to take a moment to say Merry Christmas in the best way they know how; through the magic of...

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 7.2018

Jens Kruger plays the Vega Little Wonder Banjos

Jens Kruger is one of those guys that you cant help but be in awe of. After many years of watching his jaw dropping 3 finger style, I oversaw the filming of...

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...

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...

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