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
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.
"Dueling Banjos" - we've all heard it, we've all seen it - that famous scene from Deliverance where a young inbred banjo player outplays the guitar with incredible speed and accuracy. However, compared to Todd Taylor, that's nothing. Grammy nominated banjo player Todd Taylor ...more
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
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
If you're a musician in need of some lessons, there's no better way to learn than with MusicRadar's so-called "Tuition" instructions. Although the title tuition is misleading, this video class is anything but costly, because it's free, right here. Whether you're looking for he ...more
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.
Learn this fun tune for the banjo - Cripple Creek. The lesson will begin with the second and easier part.
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
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
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
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
This video describes how to do a different rhythm to the standard split stroke for the banjo uke. Some people pick this up naturally, other need it to be pointed out-like the demonstrator, for example!
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 a ...more
Play the fan stroke on the banjo uke. This is George Formby style.
Get your banjo and learn how to play the Worried Man Blues!
Learn this traditional bluegrass song on the banjo. Avram Siegel shows you how to play Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arm.
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.
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
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
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
This is a tutorial that shows you how to easily slow down Formby banjo uke solos so you can copy what he is doing.
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
This video teaches you visually how to end to a song with a cool lick on 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
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
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
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
This video teaches you visually how to play a quick melodic riff on the banjo
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 ...more
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.
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
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
This is a version of a popular fiddle tune that I worked up to play with our fiddle player. Since we were playing it in unison, I wanted a version as close to the standard melody as possible.
This lesson takes the mystery out of reading tablature. We also expand on the Forward\Reverse Roll and play it with three chords.
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
Learn about right hand patterns you can use when playing the banjo.
Learn some basic chords for playing the banjo. The video will begin with open chords - the G and C chords.
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.
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
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.
In this video Geoff Hohwald teaches you how to play "Blackberry Blossom" on the banjo.
This next tune has a very special melody - Down the Road. Learn how you can play it on the banjo.
This video teaches you visually how to play a fancy lick on the banjo
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
Learn how to play an Alan Munde version of Redwing for the banjo.
To get a good "chop" on your banjo, you have to learn to vamp the strings, as opposed to just lifting them. Here you'll see how!
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
Here you will learn some new rolls, which are very important for the banjo. One of the most important rolls on the banjo is a forwards learn, which you will now see.
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
This song has an arrangement that will help you work on your timing. Watch and learn how to play Liza Jane on the banjo.
Here we will learn to fancy up our banjo playing with some tag licks.
This video teaches you visually how do the Hammer/Pull technique on the banjo
Grab your banjo and get to know the different scales you can play with! He will begin with a short scale.
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
Here you will learn a few variations on the great Cumberland Gab tune - add some fun to your banjo playing!
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.
Learn how to play the song 'Hamilton County Breakdown' on the banjo.
Geoff Hohwald shows you how to play "9 Pound Hammer" on the banjo in this video.