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Jan 8.2021

Active Listening Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith

Banjoist Hank Smith talks about Active Listening and how it can improve your musicianship. This is one of the most important things you can do to improve as...

Nov 9.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 16 - Basic Backup Rhythm

Jens Kruger teaches you how to play basic backup rhythm in the 3 finger style on the 5-string banjo. This is a great lesson to teach some techniques to use...

Nov 5.2020

Kavanjo Pickups On Deering Live

This week we will be digging deep into the world of banjo pickups with John Kavanaugh of Kavanjo Pickups. Learn everything you need to know about...

Nov 3.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 15 - Scales, Arpeggios, and Tetrachords

In this beginner banjo lesson, Jens Kruger talks about and demonstrates scales, arpeggios, and tetrachords. He goes into explaining how by using all of...

Oct 30.2020

Custom Deering Haunted Banjo Collaboration Unveiled on Kickstarter

Deering is thrilled to announce the building of ten, extremely limited banjos in collaboration with award-winning illustrator, Brian Kesinger on his latest...

Oct 27.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 14 - Combining Licks and Melody

In this beginner banjo lesson, Jens Kruger explains how there are 2 parts to Scruggs style banjo playing - licks and melody. Both are important, but putting...

Oct 23.2020

IBMA Artist To Artist With Jerry Douglas, J.D. Crowe, and Winston Marshall

Bluegrass Music Hall of Famer J.D. Crowe’s infusion of new ideas into bluegrass banjo took the music to a decidedly younger and more diverse crowd,...

Oct 19.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 13 - 5-String Banjo Tablature Explained

Jens Kruger explains what banjo tablature is and how to read it. Banjo tablature is a way of writing out music on paper so that the exact fingerings of what...

Oct 16.2020

Announcement of the 2020 Steve Martin Banjo Prize Winners!

This week saw the 2020 recipients for the Steve Martin Banjo Prize announced by the FreshGrass Foundation, who partnered earlier this year with Steve Martin...

Oct 12.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 12 - 5 String Banjo Styles Explained

Jens Kruger explains and demonstrates the 3 prominent styles of playing the 5 string banjo with the 3 finger styles. These styles include the Scruggs style,...

Oct 8.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 11 - Boil Them Cabbage Down

In this beginning 5-string banjo lesson with Jens Kruger, Jens will teach you how to play the classic folk song Boil Them Cabbage Down. This incorporates...

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