Category Archives: 5-String Banjo

Why the Deering Goodtime is a great beginner banjo.

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I have heard over and over from people buying a banjo for the first time. “I want to buy the cheapest banjo I can buy until I know I can learn how to play”.   This is the worst thing you can do.   It is not good for several reasons. It is obvious that the reason […]

Holiday Gift Ideas for Banjo Players at Banjo.com

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You know exactly what your banjo-obsessed musician wants this year for a gift: A brand new Huber VRB-75. Or an original pre-war Gibson in mint condition. If neither of those are in your range of possibilities this year, there are plenty of holiday gift ideas for banjo players available at Banjo.com. It can be a challenge buying […]

American-Made Banjos Offered Through Banjo.com

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American Made Banjos | Available at Banjo.com There’s nothing like the sound of a banjo in a bluegrass band, and you will find a full array of American-made banjos available at Banjo.com. With over 500 banjos in stock, Banjo.com is your one stop for all of your banjo picking needs. If you are going to play Americana […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Get Earl Scruggs and the 5-String Banjo Book Special on Banjo.com

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Earl Scruggs is one of the most well-known banjo players of all time. His three-finger style of banjo playing became known as Scruggs Style and is commonly used in bluegrass music. Scruggs Style can be heard in several recognizable songs, including “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” and the theme song of “The Beverly Hillbillies.” With the Scruggs […]

Classical Banjo Lovers Unite: Join American Banjo Fraternity

Banjo music has a long and rich history in the United States, with enthusiasts from coast to coast, even stretching across the Atlantic to England.  That started with “classic” banjo music.  The Golden Age of the banjo was from approximately 1880-1920, and banjos made during this time period can sell for up to 1,000 times their original […]