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Sep 16.2020

Deering Live - Featuring Dan Walsh

Our guest on Deering Live last week was the unique clawhammer banjoist Dan Walsh. Everything about Dan Walsh and his approach to banjo is unorthodox. It is...

Topic Post : banjo playing tips

Aug 21.2020

How To Play Blue In Green On 5 String Banjo

Learn to play the jazz standard Blue In Green on the 5-string banjo. This jazz ballad was made famous by Miles Davis and shows you how you can explore new...

Aug 14.2020

Single String Techniques: Mixing Arpeggios and Scales

Some might argue that learning to play your arpeggios is more important than learning your scales. When improvising, the use of arpeggios can make your...

Jun 24.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | Up A Lazy River

Learn how to play Up A Lazy River on the tenor banjo with David Bandrowski. David will guide you through the chords and a chord melody arrangement for this...

May 18.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | How To Play Winnin' Boy Blues

Learn I'll show you how to play Jelly Roll Morton's tune Winnin' Boy Blues on the tenor banjo. I will lead you through the chords, melody, and then put...

May 11.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | How To Play What A Wonderful World

This week we'll take a look at how to play the classic tune What A Wonderful World on the tenor banjo. This song was made famous by Louis Armstrong and is...

May 4.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | Tips For Comping Behind A Soloist Or Singer

In this lesson I talk about give you some tips for comping (playing the chords) behind a soloist or a singer. Too often tenor banjoists play very harshly of...

Apr 27.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | Careless Love

In this tenor banjo lesson we will take on learning a song. We're going to learn how to play Careless Love. Careless Love is a traditional jazz/blues tune...

Apr 21.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | Basic Strumming Patterns

In this lesson I go over 3 basic strumming patterns to use when playing the tenor banjo, or any banjo, in the traditional jazz style. I go over how to play...

Apr 20.2020

Arranging Old Time Tunes for Bluegrass Banjo

Getting into learning old time tunes with a three-finger technique can be a great way to improve your melodic runs and expand your repertoire, as there are...

Apr 13.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | First Three Chords

In this video I'll go over the first 3 chords you should learn when learning to play the tenor banjo tuned in standard tenor tuning (C,G,D,A). All 3 of...

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