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Oct 10.2018

7 Things I Learned At My First IBMA

After several years at the Deering Banjo Co, I recently had the pleasure of attending IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) in the beautiful city...

Topic Post : banjo playing tips

Dec 7.2017

Jens Kruger Masterclass - Banjo Tones

Learn with master banjoist Jens Kruger how he creates a chorus effect on his acoustic banjo using palm muting. This really opens up the the tone of his...

Nov 21.2017

Jens Kruger Banjo Masterclass - Fretting The 5th String

Jens Kruger debunks the the theory that you should not fret the 5th string on a 5 string banjo. Instead, watch this video to learn how to use it to your...

Nov 9.2017

Alison Brown Banjo Masterclass - Left Hand Position For Chord Melodies

In this class, Alison Brown talks about using the correct left hand position when playing chord melodies. Chord melodies are a technique often used by jazz...

Nov 2.2017

The Importance Of A Warm Up Routine

It doesn't matter what style of banjo playing you do, creating a warmup routine for yourself each time you pick up your banjo will help you progress and...

Aug 1.2017

5 Tips To Make the Most Of Your Banjo Lessons

Banjo lessons from a qualified teacher will accelerate your progress much faster than learning by purely trial and error. To make the most of your banjo...

Jul 31.2017

How To Read Banjo Tab

Banjo tab or tablature is a way of reading and writing banjo music that has similarities to standard musical notation, but is much easier to read, and gives...

Mar 27.2017

Overcome Your Ear Training Aversion on the Banjo

5 practice tips to help you actually use and benefit from ear training when you’re just starting out.

Ear training has gotten a bad rap

When you’re first...

Mar 15.2017

4 Great Ways To Learn To Play the Banjo

Learning to play the banjo these days is easier than ever.  With the popularity of the banjo and acoustic music growing at a record pace, there are more...

Mar 10.2017

5 Tips To Help Inspire You When Learning Banjo

Have you ever looked up the definition of “inspiration?” Here it is: stimulated to do the process of being mentally or feel something, especially to do...

Mar 5.2017

The Zen of Banjo

To me music is a representation of life. It can be portrayed and represented in so many ways, however in it's purest forms it is an extension of one's...

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