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Mar 3.2022

I Shall Not Be Moved - Rhiannon Giddens

We've long been big fans of Rhiannon Giddens' work here at Deering Banjos. Whether it be with her work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops or her solo work, she...

Topic Post : banjo lesson

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 form...

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. 

Apr 23.2020

5 String Banjo for Beginners - The E Chord

We have two more lessons to go in this series and we have covered a lot of ground. This week, we are focusing on the E chord. 

Apr 17.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Bluegrass Jamming Tips

Bluegrass jamming is one of the most fun aspects of playing the banjo. You can join in a jam no matter what skill level you're at as long as you know a few...

Apr 16.2020

5 String Banjo for Beginners - The D Chord

And we're back! We hope that you are enjoying your banjo journey so far, and that you are safe and well.  This week's lesson looks at the D chord. Not a D7,...

Apr 9.2020

5 String Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith - Drive

Today we’re gonna be talking a little bit about drive. Drive is most commonly associated with how the music is played. It tends to be the soul. It tends to be...

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