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Jan 8.2021

Active Listening Banjo Lesson with Hank Smith

Banjoist Hank Smith talks about Active Listening and how it can improve your musicianship. This is one of the most important things you can do to improve as...

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May 4.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | Tips For Comping Behind A Soloist Or Singer

In this lesson I talk about give you some tips for comping (playing the chords) behind a soloist or a singer. Too often tenor banjoists play very harshly of...

Apr 27.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | Careless Love

In this tenor banjo lesson we will take on learning a song. We're going to learn how to play Careless Love. Careless Love is a traditional jazz/blues tune...

Apr 21.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | Basic Strumming Patterns

In this lesson I go over 3 basic strumming patterns to use when playing the tenor banjo, or any banjo, in the traditional jazz style. I go over how to play...

Apr 20.2020

Arranging Old Time Tunes for Bluegrass Banjo

Getting into learning old time tunes with a three-finger technique can be a great way to improve your melodic runs and expand your repertoire, as there are...

Apr 13.2020

Beginning Tenor Banjo Lessons | First Three Chords

In this video I'll go over the first 3 chords you should learn when learning to play the tenor banjo tuned in standard tenor tuning (C,G,D,A). All 3 of...

Mar 12.2020

Clawhammer Banjo Exercises - Picking Hand

These clawhammer banjo exercises for your right hand will help you improve your clawhammer playing. We start with very basic one note exercises and strum...

Oct 25.2019

Tenor Banjo Lesson - How To Build a Chord Melody

In the following lesson, we will learn how to take a basic melody, and turn that into a full chord melody arrangement.  We are going to use the popular tune...

Oct 2.2019

Alternate Tunings For Bluegrass Banjo

Bluegrass banjo is played on a 5 string banjo. The standard tuning is Open G Tuning (G, D, G, B, D). Although the vast majority of bluegrass banjo...

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...

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