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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...

Topic Post : banjo tips

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...

Play Music How You Feel It?

Beginning musician’s struggle with this concept: play the music how you “feel” it. What does that mean? How can that be quantified?

Oct 3.2013

The Power of a Light Touch

Have you ever noticed that the best hitters in baseball have an incredibly smooth swing?  They don't "swing for the fences" - that's what hitters with a...

Use What Works - Learning the Banjo

Ever notice how many “experts” there are on “learning to play banjo”, or anything, for that matter? While I urge all of us to explore their recommendations...

Learn the Banjo with Songs or Exercises?

I recently wrote an article about strengthening your fretting hand’s pinky and ring finger.   A common question that I have heard over the years is; “what good...

May 23.2013

Proper Bridge Placement

Bridge placement is important to get the best sound out of your banjo. The intonation is improved by having the bridge in what is called the “sweet spot” on...

Improvisation: How do you do it?

Admired and feared, improvising has sometimes been shrouded by mystery and misunderstanding.   New banjo students are often baffled by top players who pick...

Apr 23.2013

Making the Most Of Your Practice Time

These days we all have limited time to do the things we like. We always have to make the most out of our time. If you are reading this, one of the things...

Feb 25.2013

Learning Dueling Banjos Isn't Just For the Advanced Player

Learning anything new can be a challenge. In the past I have approached most new songs with excitement and a good dose of trepidation! After all, my  banjos...

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