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Some might argue that learning to play your arpeggios is more important than learning your scales. When improvising, the use...


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A couple of the most important scales you should learn when playing the banjo is your major and minor pentatonic scales. As...


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No matter what instrument you play, in order to begin improvising you need to create your own collection of “licks”. What is a...


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When I was learning how to play 5 string banjo, there were 3 main styles of 3 finger playing - Scruggs Style, Reno Style, and...


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By David Bandrowski On March 24, 2016

10 Myths About Banjo

There are many myths and misconceptions about the banjo. In this piece, we would like to point out some of the most common...


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Sad news came in last Friday, October 23rd when we heard that the banjo icon Bill Keith had passed after a battle with cancer....


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As most of us know, standard tuning for a 5-string banjo is an open G tuning (G,D,G,B,D).  Open G tuning means that if we...


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Happy New Year! Now that you've shaken off your New Year's eve hangover, it's time to get down to the business of making your New...


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By David Bandrowski On September 19, 2014

How To Tune a Banjo

Here are some popular tunings of different types of banjos.


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We all find ourselves there from time to time.  We keep playing our banjo, we practice every day, but we don't find ourselves...


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