Tag Archives: Beginning

Just Like Earl

Playing the banjo just like Earl Scruggs is a common effort among some banjoists. I even have one or two that I play almost exactly like him, but those are the exceptions, not the rule. This is a fairly natural … Continue reading

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Back to Basics – 3 Essential Chords

We started this series of basic lessons last time with the 4 essential rolls. Today, we’ll look at the 3 most common beginning chords. What is a chord, anyway? Without going into a good deal of music theory, you can … Continue reading

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Back to Basics – Intro and 4 Essential Rolls

Here’s another series of blogs I’ve started! This one is on beginning 5-string banjo techniques. Sometimes, it is hard to sort out all the required details from the extras when you’re just getting started in something complex; learning to play … Continue reading

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When can you say that you're a banjo player?

That question surely pops up in every beginning banjo player’s mind. It’s very natural to want to see progress happening as we practice and improve. I think I started thinking of myself as a banjo player on two different levels. … Continue reading

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