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Sep 12.2019

Introducing the San Diego Charity Banjo!

We are so pleased to introduce you to the San Diego Mumford & Sons Charity Banjo. Giving back to the region where all Deering and Goodtime Banjos are made.

Topic Post : banjo playing tips

Aug 22.2019

The Benefits Of Jamming With Other Pickers

Playing the banjo by yourself is rewarding, especially when you are learning. There’s a lot to be said for sitting in your favorite easy chair and...

Aug 19.2019

Melodic Style Banjo Lesson With Tray Wellington

The Melodic Style of playing the 5 string banjo is a type of banjo playing that was popularized by Bill Keith. This style allows the banjoist to play scales...

Aug 9.2019

Tips On Learning Banjo Tunes - Breaking Them Into Parts

As a teacher, I sometimes come across frustrated students and get asked “How do I learn new banjo songs? While this sounds like a very general question, it...

Aug 7.2019

Scruggs Style Banjo Lesson With Tray Wellington

Tray Wellington runs through some of the right hand roll patterns that make up the foundation for playing the banjo in the style of Earl Scruggs. Something...

Jul 27.2019

Making the Leap: Learning to Play What You Hear On Banjo

Over the years many of my students have expressed frustration with Making The Leap from learning tunes by rote – from a teacher or tablature – to picking up...

Jul 17.2019

The Joy Of Being An Absolute Beginner On The Banjo

I couldn’t get my fingers to dial the last two digits of the phone number. Here I was in my 40s and yet it felt like I was back in 8th grade; calling to...
Jun 28.2019

3 Blues Banjo Licks with Tray Wellington

Take a banjo lesson with Tray Wellington as he teaches you 3 bluegrass blues licks on the 5 string banjo. Learn a classic J.D. Crowe style blues lick as...

Jun 13.2019

Perfecting Your Bluegrass Banjo Pull-Offs

For the bluegrass banjoist—or even for the non-playing fan of bluegrass banjo—the pull-off is an essential piece of vocabulary. Hearing Crowe, Mills, Baucomb

May 24.2019

Internalizing Banjo Music

So much of playing music is an internal, mental process. Obviously, the physical aspect is crucial, but it all begins inside. If the music is not understood...

May 16.2019

Tips On Backing Up a Singer/Songwriter On 5 String Banjo

Many 5 string banjo players have a hard time playing in other styles other than the traditional styles used for the 5 string banjo (bluegrass and old time)....

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