Monthly Archives: July 2015

Encouraging Kids to Play an Instrument

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Encourage children to play any instrument. Source: Frédéric de Villamil via Flickr Learning how to play a musical instrument is a challenging yet rewarding experience for kids. While some are eager to start taking lessons, others might need a little nudge in the right direction. Encouraging kids to play an instrument involves helping them see […]

3 Tips to Develop Accuracy, Speed and Better Playing

Learning to play the banjo can be a challenge, but it becomes easier once you master the basics.  At a point during your musical journey you’ll begin to recognize picking patterns you’ve used before, and you’ll keep building on the skills you’ve developed.  Here’s some useful tips that may help improve your speed and playing. Use […]

Sweet Sounds of the Banjo: The History of the Banjo

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The banjo has been around for quite a long time. Despite its reputation as an American instrument, its origins are actually from the African continent. The history of the Banjo is a fascinating one that can increase your appreciation of this musical instrument. Early Days The banjo started out centuries ago as a simple instrument […]