For intermediate banjo players, this video will teach you how to play two fingered chords. While two fingered chords are more difficult than four fingered chords, learning this skill will bring great improvement to your banjo skills as shown by the sample song "Banks of the Ohio." Play two finger chords on the banjo.
Get your banjo and learn how to play the Worried Man Blues!
The banjo is a stringed musical instrument that's been adapted from several African instruments. Learn more about the banjo and chord progressions with expert tips in this free video series.
Learn this fun tune for the banjo - Cripple Creek. The lesson will begin with the second and easier part.
This two part how to video is an informal banjo lesson showing ideas for syncopation and other rhythmic techniques you can use to make a tune your own. The tune "Julianne Johnson" is used as an example of more advanced fingerpicking. This video is aimed at intermediate players who are comfortable with drop-thumbing and plucks. Watch this two part tutorial and you can jazz up your banjo playing with different fingerpicking techniques.
This video teaches you visually how to end to a song with a cool lick on the banjo
Learn this traditional bluegrass song on the banjo. Avram Siegel shows you how to play Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arm.
Here we will learn to fancy up our banjo playing with some tag licks.
Watch to learn how to play "Foggy Mountain Breakdown" on banjo, which features a right hand pattern that is used in many other banjo songs.
This banjo tutorial goes over working with a two note melodic scale in G major to form ideas for licks. This lesson teaches you improvisational techniques on the banjo. You will also learn the 3 different types of the melodic scales. Watch this how to video and you will be able to play banjo licks on a two note melodic scale in G major.
David Cavage shows you the basic building of scales and chords on the 5-string banjo, and he shows some exercises afterwards. This is a 7-part tutorial, lessons 74-80.
This banjo tutorial video will teach you how you can play the banjo. The banjo is a stringed instrument that is tuned like a guitar. It is said to have originated from Africa. This video is great for beginners just starting out on the banjo. Practice playing the banjo and improve your banjo playing skills.
This next tune has a very special melody - Down the Road. Learn how you can play it on the banjo.
Grab your banjo and get to know the different scales you can play with! He will begin with a short scale.
Learn how to play a D scale on the banjo with this tutorial. This video also teaches you some licks based on the melodic D scale. Watch this how to video and you can play the D scale on the banjo.
Learn how you can play a lick based on the D melodic scale with this banjo tutorial. You will learn different picking patterns and variations on the melodic D scale. Watch this banjo how to video and you will be able to improvise over the D melodic scale.
David Cavage shows you how to play the traditional fiddle tune "Eighth of January" on the 5-string banjo. This is a 6-part tutorial, lessons 82-87.
Learn how to play an Alan Munde version of Redwing for the banjo.
The banjo is a stringed musical instrument that's been adapted from several African instruments. Learn more about the banjo and chord positions with expert tips in this free video series.
This banjo how to video teaches you some easy tricks to play with the classic D tune Mississippi Sawyer using minor and modal variations. This banjo lesson is based on the assumption that you already know the tune, Mississippi Sawyer. This lesson is for advanced banjo players. Watch this how to video and you can learn how play Mississippi Sawyer in minor and major keys.
David Cavage breaks down "Cumberland Gap" on the 5-string banjo so you can you understand and play it easily, while he also lectures on the pentatonic scale and other necessities. This is a 10 part tutorial.
Learn another left hand technique for the banjo - the hammer on, where you pluck the string and then hammer on it with your finger.
This lesson takes the mystery out of reading tablature. We also expand on the Forward\Reverse Roll and play it with three chords.
This video teaches you visually how do the Hammer/Pull technique on the banjo
Learn how to play probably the most recognized melodic licks in bluegrass banjo with this tutorial. This lick is based on a Bb pentatonic scale. You can hear this lick in a lot of Ben Eldridge's playing though it may date back farther than the 1950's. Watch this how to video and you will be able to play this famous lick based on the Bb pentatonic scale.
This two part tutorial teaches you a banjo pattern in the key of C major. This banjo lick is a slight variation on a basic scale. Watch this how to video and you will be able to improvise different patterns in the key of C major.
This banjo tutorial teaches you how to play a lick based on the C melodic scale. This riff is a backwards roll where you add a chromatic note to the mix and then resolved to C major. This is a great banjo lesson for beginner to intermediate students. Watch this how to video and you can play this banjo lick based on the C melodic scale.
In this video Geoff Hohwald teaches you how to play "Blackberry Blossom" on the banjo.
Learn how to play Old Joe Clark on the banjo. This tune is an old fiddle tune and a mainstay of the banjo.
We've learned some open chords, and now it is time for some closed chords on the banjo! There are three basic chord shapes for you to practice.
This tune is a great opportunity to practice your forward rolls - Fire-Ball Males.
Here you will learn a few variations on the great Cumberland Gab tune - add some fun to your banjo playing!
Learn some basic chords for playing the banjo. The video will begin with open chords - the G and C chords.
Learn two basic rolls and apply them to the song Red River Valley. Instructor talks about right and left hand positions. Taught by Dennis Bailey.
This video teaches you visually how to play a quick melodic riff on the banjo
Watch banjo expert Geoff Hohwald teach you how to play faster by teaching you two basic chords and how to switch between them efficiently. While the video starts out slowly, it eventually grows in speed so that you too can become a banjo master. Play faster on the banjo.
Watch banjo expert Geoff Hohwald teach you the basics of rhythm techniques of banjo also known as chopping or vamping. While it may seem to be a boring skill, being good at vamping is actually the key to great bluegrass music. Play basic rhythm chords on a banjo.
Learn the right hand position for banjo with instructor Geoff Hohwald. In this video, Mr. Hohwald explains the intricacies of the right hand position including the subtleties of the xy position which has importance in tone. Use the xy or right hand position to play banjo.
A bit rusty on the banjo? This video lesson from the BCC will get you going again. If your banjo hasn't been played for some time it's possible the vellum might need replacing - this is the skin, like the head on a drum, which is stretched over the banjo's circular sound body, and tightened using tensioning nuts. Plastic is a good option these days, as it's more constant and less likely to attract moisture and slacken.
Although mainly demonstrational, this video shows you how to play "The Little Beggarman" on the banjo. This video is intended for advanced players who learn easily by watching or listening. Read the useful tips posted below to aid your banjo learning: