Monthly Archives: September 2015

Tips for Playing in a Bluegrass Band

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Learning to play a bluegrass instrument is great fun. You can learn a multitude of songs, play along with your favorite recordings, and start to develop your own style of play. Practicing alone is rewarding, but playing with other pickers is where the joy really begins. Bluegrass music is all about getting together with friends and family to […]

Differences Between Open Back & Closed Back Banjo

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Differences Between Open Back and Closed Back (Resonator) Banjos There’s something about the cheery twang of a banjo that makes it a fun instrument to hear and to play. The snappy notes that flow from a 5-string make us think of lively bluegrass music, and so many songs would not feel complete without it. However, […]

Anatomy and Design: Understanding the Construction of the Banjo

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The banjo might seem to have a simple design on the surface, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Banjos have an intricate design that consists of several parts. The construction of the banjo can be thought of as two main parts, called the neck and the pot assembly, that both contain several […]

Banjo Lessons on YouTube for Beginners

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You can find our beginner banjo lessons on YouTube. The banjo might seem like a straightforward instrument to play, but it takes a lot of practice to master. There are different playing techniques to learn, as well as different types of banjos to play. When you’re just starting, it’s important to find lessons that are […]

Capos and Spikes for Beginning Banjo Players

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Beginning banjo players have a lot of things to learn about their new instrument. Besides learning how to play the banjo, there are often a lot of questions about the proper equipment for it. The decision about using capos and spikes for beginning banjo players is not a difficult one, but there are some basics […]