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Jul 10.2020

A Tour of Advanced Plating in Portland, TN

At Deering, we pride ourselves on making quality instruments with attention to detail, instruments built to last. It’s vital that the components we put on...

Topic Post : banjo lesson

Jun 26.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson - Daytripper

In this lesson, Hank Smith teaches you how to play the Beatles tune "Daytripper" on the 5 string banjo. It really works well! Try it out!

Jun 19.2020

Bluegrass Banjo Backup Lesson With Hank Smith - Rolling Backup

This is the second part of a bluegrass banjo lesson on how to play backup. In the previous lesson Hank showed you how to use "Boom Chucks" in your banjo...

Jun 12.2020

Bluegrass Banjo Backup Lesson With Hank Smith - Boom Chucks

In this lesson, Hank Smith teaches you how to play backup on the 5 string banjo in a bluegrass setting using "boom-chucks". In this style you are are...

May 29.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Motif Building

In this lesson, Hank Smith teaches you how building motifs can help you compose and improvise on the 5 string banjo. By creating a motif, you give yourself...

May 22.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Building Dynamics

In this lesson, Hank Smith talks dynamic control. Dynamics are how loud or soft you play your instrument. One of the easiest but underused techniques to add...

May 15.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Call and Response

In this lesson, Hank Smith talks about using call and response in your playing. Call and response is like a conversation or dialogue that you can create in...

May 8.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Building Harmony

In this lesson, Hank Smith shows you how to add harmony to your melodies to achieve a richer, fatter sound. Harmony a combination of two or more notes to...

Apr 30.2020

5 String Banjo for Beginners - Banjo Rolls

This is the last lesson in this series and we are excited to introduce you to your first banjo rolls, which is the fundamental technique in 3 finger style...

Apr 29.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Improvising Tips

Learn how to improvise on the 5 string banjo with Hank Smith. Improvising can be a daunting thing to do for many banjoists, but it is an essential skill to...

Apr 24.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Maximizing Tone

Banjoist Hank Smith gives you a lesson on getting the most tone out of your banjo playing. 

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