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Clawhammer to Classical: Banjo Playing Styles and Sounds

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 […]

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Differences Between Open Back & Closed Back Banjo

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, […]

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Banjo Lessons on YouTube for Beginners

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 […]

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Capos and Spikes for Beginning Banjo Players

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 […]

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Encouraging Kids to Play an Instrument

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 […]