Category Archives: Banjo Training Resources

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 […]

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 […]

Effective Steps to Playing an Instrument Well

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Whether you’re just starting out learning to play an instrument or looking to improve your skills, regular practice is the most important thing. You can also find plenty of inspiration and practical advice on how to play better from professional musicians. The following effective steps to playing an instrument well are based on the habits […]

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 […]

Beginner Banjo Songs for Players

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When you learn how to play the banjo, you open yourself up to a whole world of new music to play, from traditional blue-grass and folk music, all the way to Celtic music that hails back from history. There are plenty of banjo options to suit your particular style as well, ranging from 4-string banjos […]