HOW TO GET STARTED
These lessons are devised to get you off the ground playing Scruggs style 5 string banjo. It is a complete beginning banjo introduction. You will learn to read tablature. You will how to tune and how to play banjo rolls. You will learn basic banjo chords. You will learn to pick some popular jam session tunes. These free banjo lessons include the tab and MP3 audio tracks so you can hear how it should sound!
If you prefer to try picking the banjo in the "clawhammer" or "frailing" style then please check out my other free banjo lesson site.
THE EASY, NO WORK, HOW TO PLAY DUELING BANJOS METHOD:
A Bonus Free Lesson
Since I mentioned Dueling Banjos, if you want to impress a few drunks at the next party, go to lesson 15, learn the C chord and the one handed G chord. Strum the G three times, the C once, and the G once more--and pass the hat for your tips. They will pay you money to stop! (You have to learn but one fairly simple chord.) If you really want to learn to pick the tune, work on these lessons here on my site, and then check this out.
If you recently bought a banjo be sure to click here for advice.
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A little sample of bluegrass style banjo picking... just in case you don't know what it sounds like.