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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]