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We are excited to announce the new partnership we have with Tunefox to offer you 3 free months of banjo, guitar, or mandolin lessons with the purchase of any instrument. Tunefox is a fantastic online tool that offers a unique way of learning bluegrass songs on banjo, guitar, or mandolin. It uses tab, where you play along and can slow down or speed up the tempo and you can even rearrange parts...

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A year ago this past week we lost one of the greatest luthiers of all time and one of the most inspiring people I ever had the chance to meet. Bill Collings was an incredible person. He displayed that when you find your passion, go full bore and have fun doing it and you'll live a fulfilling life. His energy was contagious and he built a community and culture at Collings Guitars where his...

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Banjo Studio owner David Bandrowski walks you through and demos a new Deering Julia Belle Alison Brown low tuned banjo.

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Banjo Studio owner David Bandrowski plays and walks you through all of the features of the Ome Trilogy banjo on this video demo and plays a medley of tunes. The Ome Trilogy is a gorgeous walnut openback banjo that is very versatile and perfect for clawhammer or 3 finger style.

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One of the easiest ways to get your banjo sounding like new again is to change your banjo strings. Learn the proper way to change your banjo strings with this great video from the Deering Banjo Company! 

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Over time your banjo strings will get played out and dirty causing the clear, rich tone of your banjo to diminish. When your strings get dirty,...

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GRAMMY Award-winning banjo player Alison Brown is out with her new album “The Song of the Banjo.” She’s a Harvard alumna, and spent years working in finance before she gave all that up to pursue her love of the banjo.

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Watch and listen to Banjo Studio owner David Bandrowski play Sandy Boys on the Dogwood #99 banjo. Dogwood banjos are handmade in the U.S. by Mike Chew in Minneapolis, MN. This banjo features a neck with insanely figured maple. It is gorgeous and sounds great as well.  Watch the video below and find out more about this banjo here!

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Have you ever wondered if there was a way to learn licks in the context of a tune, so you could really see the ‘behind the scenes’ mentality of improvisation?

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Deering's collaboration with banjoist Alison Brown is the new Julia Belle low banjo. This is  24-fret low tuned banjo that features John Hartford’s hand drawn artwork on the fingerboard as well as design aesthetics and features customized by Alison herself. 

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There are a number of differerent types of banjo straps offered. They vary on the materials they are made with, how they connect to your banjo, padding, and more. For a person new to playing the banjo, the choices can be complicated. Hopefully I can help clear up some of your questions on this topic so you can purchase the the right type of banjo strap for you with confidence.

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