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Oct 11.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: Gina Furtado

In this episode of The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast, host Keith Billik talks with the amazingly talented banjoist Gina Furtado! Topics include her playing...

Aug 19.2019

Melodic Style Banjo Lesson With Tray Wellington

The Melodic Style of playing the 5 string banjo is a type of banjo playing that was popularized by Bill Keith. This style allows the banjoist to play scales...

Aug 16.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast - Tony Trischka

The Picky Fingers Banjo Podcast is bought to you by Deering Banjos! That's right, your favorite banjo company is now the official sponsor of your favorite...

Aug 15.2019

Exploring Multiple Banjo Styles

I enjoy playing bluegrass and other music in both Scruggs style and clawhammer. But is that for everyone? Is it better to stick with one picking style until...

Aug 15.2019

Catching Up With Mean Mary

 

From the first time we heard Mean Mary’s music we at Deering have been fans. So it is no surprise we are very excited about her upcoming album Cold, and...

Aug 9.2019

Tips On Learning Banjo Tunes - Breaking Them Into Parts

As a teacher, I sometimes come across frustrated students and get asked “How do I learn new banjo songs? While this sounds like a very general question, it...

Aug 7.2019

Scruggs Style Banjo Lesson With Tray Wellington

Tray Wellington runs through some of the right hand roll patterns that make up the foundation for playing the banjo in the style of Earl Scruggs. Something...

Aug 4.2019

Creating Your Dream Custom Banjo

Remember when you were young and you dreamt about what kind of really “cool” car you would have when you “grew up?” Well, folks, I am here to tell you...

Aug 2.2019

Jens & Uwe Kruger perform Walk On Boy

There is something tremendously special that happens when the Kruger Brothers are in the same room together. Even if it is only 2 out of the 3 members. And...

Jul 27.2019

Making the Leap: Learning to Play What You Hear On Banjo

Over the years many of my students have expressed frustration with Making The Leap from learning tunes by rote – from a teacher or tablature – to picking up...

Jul 17.2019

The Joy Of Being An Absolute Beginner On The Banjo

I couldn’t get my fingers to dial the last two digits of the phone number. Here I was in my 40s and yet it felt like I was back in 8th grade; calling to...
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