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Dec 17.2018

Merry Christmas from Deering Banjos

As 2018 draws to a close, Greg, Janet, and Jamie Deering wanted to take a moment to say Merry Christmas in the best way they know how; through the magic of...

Topic Post : banjo playing tips

Dec 14.2018

Highlighting Your Weaknesses In Your Playing - And Fixing Them

One thing all great musicians do is to constantly aim to get better. The same is true with most things in life, but the correlation is most easily true when...

Dec 4.2018

Pentatonic Scales For Clawhammer Banjo

A couple of the most important scales you should learn when playing the banjo is your major and minor pentatonic scales. As the name suggests, these scales...

Nov 20.2018

Learn 3 Easy Banjo Chords

A banjo chord is made when you strum or pick more than one string on your banjo. On a 5 string banjo, the standard tuning is an open G tuning. This means...

Nov 8.2018

Nail Tips For Clawhammer Banjo

One of the biggest problems clawhammer banjo players have is how to keep their nails in shape so that they can produce a warm, clear tone out of their...

Oct 19.2018

How To Wear Banjo Picks

It might seem like a silly question to someone who has played the banjo before, but almost every time I give banjo picks to someone who has never played...

Sep 25.2018

Will I Ever Get Better?

“Will I ever get better?” is the perennial cry of the pre-beginner (folks say there is no such thing as a pre-beginner but I have been one for 10 years…) or...

Aug 22.2018

Intro To Melodic Style Banjo with Jens Kruger - Video

Jens Kruger presents the basics of the Melodic Style of banjo playing on this video from the American Banjo Museum's Learning Lounge interactive touch...

Aug 17.2018

Clawhammer Banjo Lesson: Drop Thumb

Drop thumb banjo playing is a technique used in the clawhammer style of playing the 5 string banjo. This technique will give you the ability to play more...

Jun 12.2018

How To Play Dueling Banjos On the Banjo

Well here it is folks! Dueling banjos, (the banjo tune from movie Deliverance) is one of the most popular instrumental banjo tunes. It is also the most...

Jun 8.2018

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...

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