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Whether you're just starting out or have been playing banjo for years, Peghead Nation has courses to help you develop your playing and tune repertoire. From beginning to advanced banjo lessons with some of the finest players and instructors in roots music, you can delve into bluegrass, old-time, clawhammer, Scruggs-style, melodic, and other styles, building your repertoire of tunes and filling out your toolbox of techniques as you go. See introduction videos of all of our banjo courses below, and check out free sample lessons as well. Enjoy!


 

The driving sound of the banjo is at the heart of many styles of roots music. Get started with basic chords, strums, and fingerings, along with simple bluegrass rolls, accompaniment patterns, clawhammer style, and more. 40+ extensive video lessons with 28 complete songs and tunes to play.


 

 

Learn to make your banjo drive the band or play sweet melodies, with solos to well-known songs and tunes, backup techniques, and more.


 

 

Learn old-time clawhammer banjo from the beginning, with basic clawhammer technique exercises and lots of great old-time and traditional songs to play.


 

 

Learn the tunes and techniques of one of the legends of old-time clawhammer banjo, Wade Ward, taught by one of the icons of contemporary old-time music.


 

The Banjo According to Danny Barnes

Roots music iconoclast Danny Barnes reveals his systematic approach to the banjo, with one-of-a-kind insights on improvisation, reading music, getting a good sound out of the banjo, rhythm and timing, and more.


 

BANJO PERFORMANCES

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Molsky’s Mountain Drifters: “Across the Plains of Illinois”


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Bill Evans, Dan Crary, and Wally Barnick: “Long Journey Home”


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Evie Ladin: “Polly Put the Kettle On”


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Danny Barnes: “Coal Mine”



BANJO DEMOS

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Huss and Dalton Singletree


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Deering Tony Trischka Silver Clipper


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Deering Artisan Goodtime Special Banjo


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Deering Julia Belle Banjo



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One Course — $20/month or $200/year
Two Courses — $30/month or $300/year
Access to All Courses — $100/month

Peghead Nation’s String School is your source for roots music instruction, bringing you full courses in guitar, mandolin, banjo, ukulele, fiddle, and Dobro, featuring talented instructors, high-quality video instruction, accurate notation and tab, and fun songs to play right from the beginning. Enroll and become a Peghead today!





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