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Oct 14.2021

Jens Kruger Inducted Into the Banjo Hall Of Fame

We would like to congratulate our friend and Deering artist Jens Kruger on being inducted into the 2021 American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame in the...

Topic Post : how to play

Aug 3.2020

Variations On A Forward/Backward Roll With Jens Kruger

Learn how to play a few variations on a forward/backward roll with Jens Kruger. Jens will slowly demonstrate a few variations of this fundamental roll to...

Jul 28.2020

Beginning 5 String Banjo with Jens Kruger - Lesson 2

Learn how to play a forward/backward roll with Jens Kruger. Jens will slowly demonstrate how to play this key roll in bluegrass banjo playing.

Jul 20.2020

Beginning 5 String Banjo with Jens Kruger - Lesson 1

Jens Kruger is one of the top banjoists of our time. Learn how to play the 3 finger style on the 5 string banjo with Jens. He takes you from the very...

Sep 27.2019

Create Your Own Bluegrass Banjo Breaks

So you’ve been going thru banjo songbooks and YouTube videos, progressing pretty well on a nice collection of bluegrass standards. But now you want...

Aug 23.2018

A Beginners Guide To Single String Playing On the 5 String Banjo

Single string playing on the 5 string banjo is a style that was originally popularized by players such as Don Reno and Eddie Adcock. This style of banjo...

Jun 21.2017

Using Your Guitar Technique On the 5 String Banjo

Most guitar players look at the 5 string banjo as a completely new instrument.  Something that you would need to learn a completely new tuning and approach...

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...

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...

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