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Jan 28.2020

The Biggest UK Banjo Event is Around the Corner!

The Deering family will be in the UK for Banjo 2020 -  the 13th Annual Banjo Event with our dear friends and banjo experts at Eagle Music Shop in...

Nov 6.2019

Please Welcome the New Gentlemen of The Road Goodtime Banjo

While bringing banjo and Mumford & Sons fans the Charity Banjo Campaign, we have received countless requests for a Mumford & Sons banjo that is affordable...

Oct 31.2019

How To Choose A Thumbpick

The thumbpick is an essential tool for all 3 finger style 5 string banjoists. The thumb is the most used finger for the picking hand and what pick you use...

Oct 25.2019

Picky Fingers Podcast: BB Bowness

Keith Billik talks to Catherine "BB" Bowness about her early days learning banjo in New Zealand, musical influences, approaches to practicing and...

Oct 25.2019

Tenor Banjo Lesson - How To Build a Chord Melody

In the following lesson, we will learn how to take a basic melody, and turn that into a full chord melody arrangement.  We are going to use the popular tune...

Oct 18.2019

Why Do Teachers Recommend Goodtime Banjos?

Anyone who has been following Deering in the last few years will know that we talk a lot about the importance of choosing an instrument that will help your...

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...

Oct 11.2019

Jerry Garcia and The Banjo

It is a convention that the banjo was the first instrument Jerry Garcia focused on, because he wanted to play bluegrass in the style of Earl Scruggs and...

Oct 2.2019

Alternate Tunings For Bluegrass Banjo

Bluegrass banjo is played on a 5 string banjo. The standard tuning is Open G Tuning (G, D, G, B, D). Although the vast majority of bluegrass banjo...

Sep 27.2019

Create Your Own Bluegrass Banjo Breaks

So you’ve been going thru banjo songbooks and YouTube videos, progressing pretty well on a nice collection of bluegrass standards. But now you want...

Sep 19.2019

What Does A Scoop On A Banjo Do?

You might have heard of or seen banjos with "scooped" fingerboards. A banjo with a scooped fingerboard is, usually starting after the 17th fret (the 18th -...

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