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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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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)....

May 9.2019

You Can Be a Good Banjo Player at Any Level

When we hear a great banjo player, we notice the results of years of practice and hours spent mastering the left and right hand techniques.  We are aware of...

Apr 18.2019

Relax and Have Fun When Playing Banjo

“Is it hard to learn the banjo?”

“Is the banjo harder than the guitar?”

I’d heard these and other questions like them for years. And I never quite knew how...

Apr 10.2019

Using Pedal Points In Your Banjo Playing

A pedal point is a sustained tone that is played while chords move from one to another. This is typically played in the bass or lowest pitch. The playing of...

Apr 5.2019

The Banjo Practice Headspace

Life is busy! There’s always an unanswered email, or a stack of dirty dishes, or a bit of household DIY that needs attending to. Making time for your...

Mar 29.2019

2 and 3 Note Tenor Banjo Chord Voicings

The tenor banjo is often perceived as an overly bright instrument by other band members.  This can often be attributed to the banjo player playing all...

Mar 13.2019

How to Properly Use Tab To Learn Banjo

Whether it was way back when we were starting or just yesterday, most of us have used tab to learn the banjo. It’s easy to access, simple enough to read,...

Feb 28.2019

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...

Jan 18.2019

Creating Your Vocabulary Of Banjo Licks

No matter what instrument you play, in order to begin improvising you need to create your own collection of “licks”. What is a “lick”? A lick is a small...

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...

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