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Mar 22.2019

Learning Banjo vs Guitar

 I often get the question, “How hard is it to learn to play banjo vs the guitar?” The answer is that every instrument has its different learning curves and...

Topic Post : banjo playing tips

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...

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...

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