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Banjo Courses
 
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!
 
Available Banjo Courses
 
with Bill Evans
 
Beginner / Intermediate
• 35 Lessons
• 30 Tunes
 
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.
 
 
with Bill Evans
 
Intermediate / Advanced
• 85 Lessons
• 69 Tunes
 
Learn to make your banjo drive the band or play sweet melodies, with solos to well-known songs and tunes, backup techniques, and more.
 
 
with Evie Ladin
 
Beginner / Intermediate
• 77 Lessons
• 61 Tunes
 
Learn old-time clawhammer banjo from the beginning, with basic clawhammer technique exercises and lots of great old-time and traditional songs to play.
 
 
with Bruce Molsky
 
Intermediate / Advanced
• 16 Lessons
• 15 Tunes
 

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

 
 
with Danny Barnes
 
Intermediate / Advanced
• 20 Lessons
• 9 Tunes
 
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.
 
 
with Wes Corbett
 
Intermediate / Advanced
• 24 Lessons
• 14 Tunes
 
Learn the style of contemporary three-finger banjo used by Béla Fleck, Noam Pikelny, Ron Block, and others. With lessons on single-string and melodic style, fingerboard theory, improvisation, and more. For intermediate to advanced players.
 
 
Live Workshop
with Bill Evans
 
Intermediate / Advanced
 
Earl Scruggs: A Player’s Guide picks up where Earl’s renowned instruction book Earl Scruggs and the Five-String Banjo leaves off, teaching tunes and techniques that will help each student become a more complete Scruggs-style player.
 
 
 
Banjo Performances
 
 
 
Peghead Nation banjo instructor plays a fiddle tune on “Jammin’ With Sam,” with bluegrass and mandolin legend Sam Bush.
 
 
 
Peghead Nation banjo instructor Danny Barnes plays and sings one of his original songs, with Scott Nygaard on guitar.
 
 
 
Peghead Nation Old-Time Banjo and Old-Time Fiddle instructor plays a classic dance tune.
 
 
 
Banjo Demos
 
 
 
Peghead Nation instructor Steve Baughman demonstrates his fretless gourd banjo.
 
 
 
Danny Barnes demonstrates his signature model banjo.
 
 
 
San Francisco multi-instrumentalist Rik Elswit demonstrates his 11-inch open-back Huss and Dalton banjo.
 
 
 
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