Monthly Archives: October 2015

Success for Learning to Play Music by Ear

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If you want to play traditional music, especially in bluegrass picking circles, one of the first skills that we encourage you to develop is playing by ear. You might think this is a skill for professionals, but anyone can do it. By following these steps for learning to play music by ear, you will be able to play together […]

Banjo for Beginners: Select from Banjo.com

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Ready to follow through on that New Year’s resolution of learning how to play a stringed instrument? Banjo for beginners is so much fun plus our all-inclusive packages have everything you’ll need to get started. From the instrument itself to the carrying case and even online support via email, the hardest thing is going to be deciding […]

Clawhammer to Classical: Banjo Playing Styles and Sounds

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There are many ways of playing the banjo. This old-time instrument, which typically features four or five strings, is associated with several musical styles, including traditional Irish music, bluegrass music, Dixieland jazz and country music. The following are some of the most popular Banjo playing styles and sounds. Clawhammer This “traditional” style of banjo playing produces […]