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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...

Topic Post : beginner

Dec 8.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 18 - Bar Chords & the D Chord Shape

In this beginner 5 string banjo lesson, Jens Kruger slowly talks through and demonstrates what bar chords are, how to play them, and how to use them.  He...

Nov 24.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 17 - Forward Roll and Playing Melody

This is a great lesson for the 5 string banjo from Jens Kruger on how to play the forward roll and incorporate playing the melody into your roll. This is...

Nov 9.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 16 - Basic Backup Rhythm

Jens Kruger teaches you how to play basic backup rhythm in the 3 finger style on the 5-string banjo. This is a great lesson to teach some techniques to use...

Nov 3.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 15 - Scales, Arpeggios, and Tetrachords

In this beginner banjo lesson, Jens Kruger talks about and demonstrates scales, arpeggios, and tetrachords. He goes into explaining how by using all of...

Oct 27.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 14 - Combining Licks and Melody

In this beginner banjo lesson, Jens Kruger explains how there are 2 parts to Scruggs style banjo playing - licks and melody. Both are important, but putting...

Oct 19.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 13 - 5-String Banjo Tablature Explained

Jens Kruger explains what banjo tablature is and how to read it. Banjo tablature is a way of writing out music on paper so that the exact fingerings of what...

Oct 12.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 12 - 5 String Banjo Styles Explained

Jens Kruger explains and demonstrates the 3 prominent styles of playing the 5 string banjo with the 3 finger styles. These styles include the Scruggs style,...

Oct 8.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 11 - Boil Them Cabbage Down

In this beginning 5-string banjo lesson with Jens Kruger, Jens will teach you how to play the classic folk song Boil Them Cabbage Down. This incorporates...

Sep 22.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 10 - C Forward Roll and Slide

In this beginning 5-string banjo lesson with Jens Kruger, Jens will teach you how to play a forward roll over a C chord and incorporate a slide into this....

Sep 15.2020

Jens Kruger Beginner Banjo Lesson 9 - Slides

In this beginning 5-string banjo lesson with Jens Kruger, Jens will explain what a slide is and how to do it. He will focus on performing a slide on the 3rd...

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