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Easy Banjo Songs

By Wayne Erbsen If you’re total novice on the banjo, but want to learn to play, you’ve come to the right place.  I’m going to show you how to be up and playing the banjo in no time flat. First, you want to get your banjo tuned in what is called G Tuning. Check out… Read More »

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Banjo History by George R. Gibson

The diversity of America is reflected in the origin of musical instruments played by bluegrass musicians. European immigrants brought the guitar, mandolin and fiddle to America. The banjo came from Africa, while the unusual the style of playing resonator guitar originated in Hawaii. The most uniquely American of these instruments, however, is the banjo.

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Welcome, Closet Banjo Players!

Come into the closet. As you nestle yourself in amongst the overcoats and umbrellas, you may be wondering why I called you here. A lot of people think that the only real banjo playing goes on at the Opry or at some far away stage with lights glittering from above. Not so. Some of the… Read More »

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Clawhammer Banjo — What Is It?

By Wayne Erbsen I get asked this question now and then, so I thought a little discussion of this vital topic wouldn’t hurt. Used to be, when trying to explain clawhammer banjo, I’d refer to Grandpa Jones, once a star of the TV show Hee Haw. Now that Grandpa Jones has passed on to the… Read More »

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