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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 […]

J.D. Crowe and the New South Band: Progressive Bluegrass Musician

Like a lot of bluegrass musicians, J.D. Crowe gained his first musical exposure in church and at home. Growing up surrounded by music, and with an almost obsessive dedication to learning the banjo from a very early age, Crowe grew into one of the most important and influential bluegrass musicians of the century. Although he is almost […]

Why are Banjos Made of Mahogany?

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Most string instruments are made of various types of wood, and each species of tree tends to produce its own unique sound and substance when music is created. American-made banjos have been produced for well over a hundred years, giving artists plenty of time to explore which woods and sounds they favor most. Some musicians […]