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Nov 29.2022

2022 Giving Tuesday Charity Banjos

We are so pleased to bring you two Giving Tuesday Charity Banjos for 2022! Near and dear to our hearts this year they will be benefitting education! We have...

Topic Post : banjo playing tips

Oct 26.2022

How Hard Is It To Play the Banjo

One of the biggest myths about the banjo is that it is hard to play. After generations of blisteringly fast bluegrass licks dominating the public's perception...

May 23.2021

Can You Play Clawhammer Banjo On a Resonator Banjo?

"Can you play clawhammer banjo on a resonator banjo?" It's a question that comes up fairly often both on online forums and out in the public. The answer is...

May 12.2021

Irish Tenor Banjo - What Is the Standard?

When it comes to Irish tenor banjo, it is hard to define exactly what type of banjo that is. Yes, it is a four string tenor banjo. But is it a 17-fret or a...

Apr 20.2021

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 20 - "Blue" Notes

In this beginner 5 string banjo lesson, Jens Kruger shows you how you can easily play blues-inspired phrases on the 5-string banjo. Using the methods he...

Mar 11.2021

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 19 - F Chord Shape

In this beginner 5 string banjo lesson, Jens Kruger slowly talks through and demonstrates how to play the F chord shape on the banjo. This is a great shape to...

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 a...

Dec 8.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 18 - Bar Chords & the D Chord Shape

In this beginner 5 string banjo lesson, Jens Kruger slowly talks through and demonstrates what bar chords are, how to play them, and how to use them.  He also...

Nov 24.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 17 - Forward Roll and Playing Melody

This is a great lesson for the 5 string banjo from Jens Kruger on how to play the forward roll and incorporate playing the melody into your roll. This is one...

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 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 these...

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