Category Archives: Beginner Banjos

How Much Should You Spend on Your First Banjo?

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How Much Should You Spend on Your First Banjo? Buying your first banjo can be an exciting and life-changing event for musicians of any level. But first you’ll ask yourself questions like, “How much would a good beginner’s banjo cost?” or “How much should I pay to start out with?” Both are very important points […]

Goodtime Banjo vs. Goodtime 2 Banjo

What Banjo to Pick? That’s a question many beginner banjo players ask themselves. “Should I start out with an openback banjo and work my way up to a resonator?” The short answer to all of that is no. It all depends on what you want to play. To illustrate this point, we’re going to have […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]