Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans on everything you need to know to get started with the banjo.
by Teja Gerken
December 26, 2016
In this introduction to the banjo, Peghead Nation banjo instructor Bill Evans tells you everything you need to know to get ready to play the banjo for the first time. Using a Deering Goodtime banjo to demonstrate, he talks about the importance of using a strap to help balance the banjo in your lap, as well as for playing while standing up. He shows you the different ways to attach the strap to your banjo, and even shows you how to attach a guitar strap to the banjo, if necessary. Then he shows you how to position the strap and get the banjo settled comfortably in your lap. He also talks about the banjo tuning, the most common of which is open-G tuning, and introduces you to banjo fingerpicks and how to use them.
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