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Sep 21.2022

The Story of the Kekoa and a Deering banjo

Everyone loves a cool story, particularly when it involves a banjo. So, when Ryan Witbeck, our Airbnb host at this past year's Rockygrass festival in Lyons, CO...

Topic Post : banjo tips

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 high...

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

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...

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...

Jun 7.2012

It's OK to Strum the 5-String Banjo

It's OK to Strum the 5-String Banjo
Kristin Scott Benson chooses the Deering Golden Series banjos
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