Banjo Lessons

How To : Play George Formby style banjo uke

If you are a beginner, you should find this very useful. Learn how to get started in GF uke style by learning two basic techniques. First the split stroke, which is the foundation for most of the other GF style strokes, and secondly the thumb roll (or "triple"), which adds a b ...more

How To : Play the banjo for beginners

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 impr ...more

How To : Play banjo licks on a two note melodic scale in G

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 abl ...more

How To : Use proper right hand technique to play banjo

A must for anybody who wants to learn how to play banjo, this video will show you the proper right hand technique to play banjo via a variety of simple tricks. By learning how to play with proper technique, you will be able to accelerate your musical education.

How To : Play chord progressions on the banjo

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. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play chord progressions on the banjo. Play chord progressions on ...more

How To : Build basic scales and chords on the banjo

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. For more instructional banjo videos, search WonderHowTo for musicmoose. Part 1 of 7 - How to Build basic sca ...more

How To : Play "Cumberland Gap" on the banjo

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. For more instructional banjo videos, search WonderHowTo for musicmoo ...more

How To : Play two finger chords on the banjo

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 Oh ...more

How To : Do beginning rolls on a banjo

This video teaches you the basic yet fundamental rolls of banjo. Among the rolls taught are the forward roll, the backward roll, the forward backward roll, and the alternating thumb roll. Enjoy.

How To : Play "Eighth of January" on the banjo

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. For more instructional banjo videos, search WonderHowTo for musicmoose. Part 1 of 6 - How to Play "Eighth of January" on the ban ...more

How To : Play Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms on the banjo

Watch banjo expert Geoff Hohwald teach you how to play the banjo arrangement "Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms." This is a good lesson for beginners as it has easy measures. This video breaks the arrangement into pieces for accelerated learning

How To : Play basic rhythm chords on a 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. Click through ...more

How To : Master basic banjo chords and techniques

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. Part 1 of 16 - How to Master basic banjo chords and techniques. Master basic banjo chords ...more

How To : Play the banjo

Looking for beginner banjo lessons? Take them online with this free music lesson video series about how to tune, pick and strum a banjo. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play the banjo. Play the banjo - Part 2 of 16. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Play the banjo - ...more

How To : Play "Mississippi Sawyer" on the banjo

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. ...more

How To : Play a melodic ending passage on the banjo

Learn how you can play a common melodic ending passage on the banjo with this tutorial. This is an Earl Scruggs style banjo lick that can be used as a phrase ending lick or break it into fragment and use it in many ways. Watch this how to video and you can play this melodic en ...more

How To : Play banjo patterns in the key of C major

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. Part 1 of 2 - How to Play banjo patterns in the ...more

How To : Play faster 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. Click ...more

How To : Play banjo licks on the C melodic scale

Learn how to play melodic C licks on the banjo with this tutorial. This lesson is an introduction to the C melodic scale and improvisation on the C scale. This is a great lesson for beginner to intermediate banjo players. Watch this how to video and you will be improvising on ...more

How To : Play "The Little Beggarman" on the banjo

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: This tune is sometimes c ...more

How To : Play licks on the banjo

The banjo is a stringed musical instrument that's been adapted from several African instruments. Learn more about the banjo and various licks with expert tips in this free video series. Part 1 of 16 - How to Play licks on the banjo. Play licks on the banjo - Part 2 of 16. Clic ...more

How To : Play a banjo lick based on the D melodic scale

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.

How To : Play a banjo lick based on the C melodic scale

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 an ...more

How To : Play the banjo classic Cripple Creek

Learn how to play the banjo classic "Cripple Creek" in this instructional video. This song is especially great for beginners due to its slow speed and easy notes. Play the banjo classic Cripple Creek. Click through to watch this video on cvls.com

How To : Play banjo

This is a basic set of lessons on the banjo. Fred Wilharm has taught and played bluegrass banjo for over 25 years. Part 1 of 15 - How to Play banjo. Play banjo - Part 2 of 15. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Play banjo - Part 3 of 15. Click through to wa ...more

How To : Get started playing the banjo again

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 ...more

How To : Play a melodic lick on the banjo

Learn how you can play a melodic lick on the banjo with this tutorial. This banjo lick is a nice melodic idea with chromatic intervals added. Watch this how to video and you will be able to play a melodic lick on the banjo.

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