Are you struggling with backup banjo? Don’t know where to start?

Watch this vid to get two backup patterns you can memorize to get started in your next jam session.

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Looking for a new banjo. Looking for a USED banjo!

Do you know what to look for? Check out this TOTALLY FREE VIDEO on 3 critical elements to look for in your next banjo, plus some extra tips.

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The 7 Most Common Mistakes of Banjo Players! + The Banjo Secret! “A step-by-step guide for every beginning banjo player” by: Ryan Crist

5 Keys to Improvising on the Banjo by: Ryan Crist

These two banjo articles will really help you get started in the right direction. You definitely want to avoid the mistakes that many of us have already made.

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Tablature to Red Haired Boy is now available! Enjoy the video.

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If you’re looking for a good song to get you in to some chromatic playing then you’ll want to start here with “Red Haired Boy”.

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Ryan's Banjo Tablature Book

Get Ryan’s new tab book today!

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Contents: Ryan’s original banjo breaks and licks listed below
Train 45
Train 45 (part 2)
Blue Eyed Boston Boy
Down the Road
Jesse James (part 1)
Jesse James (part 2)
John Hardy (version 1)
John Hardy (version 2)
Little Cabin Home on the Hill
Little Maggie
Long Journey Home (Two Dollar Bill)
Ryan’s 3 SECRET Banjo Rolls (this tab is worth the whole book!)
Bile Them Cabbage Down
Bile Them Cabbage Down (Advanced Version)
50 Dollar Lick! (Ryan’s famous chromatic lick)
100 Dollar Lick
The Pinky Banjo Lick
“F” Style
Double Pull-off
2-5 Stretch
Transition to “C” Chord
“C” Chord Progression
5th Fret Chromatic Lick
Chromatic Lick
7th Fret Bend
Bluesy Pull-Off
Chromatic Lick at the 5th Fret
Chromatic Lick below 5th Fret
Brush Ending
Fancy Lick
Bluegrass Ending
Hammer Pull-off
G6 Roll
G7 Choke
G Chord Ending
“G” Vamp to “C”
G,C, to G Lick
Hammer-on at 11 Fret
Hammer Roll
Hammer-on / Pull-off
Lead-in to “C” Chord
Fall to the “C” Chord
2nd Fret Pull-off
2nd Fret Slide
Up the Neck Lead-in to “C”
Pinky Ending Up-the-neck
5th Fret Ending
7 Bars Up-the-neck
Up-the-neck “C” to “G” Progression

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What are the most important things to start practicing your first day on the banjo? Don’t miss this explanation in this great video on beginner banjo!

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Part 2 goes into detail on what exactly to do with your right and left hand on the banjo. Log-in to watch this video.

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Time to add an ending to your repertoire. This is one VERSATILE ending. You can use it in slow, medium, or fast songs. It starts with chording down the neck and ends up at the 17th fret with a single string banjo lick. Enjoy!

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Learn how to play a pulloff like the pros. This is essential to getting that mysterious sound that sounds SO GOOD!

This lesson covers how to play a pulloff the right way!

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Enjoy,
Ryan

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Learn TRAIN 45! This is a great tune to open a set on stage or play at lightning speed for your fans. It can be simple to learn but can sound very complex as you speed it up.

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Enjoy,
Ryan

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Hello this banjo lesson covers a powerful break on Long Journey Home. This banjo tune is big on dynamics. Watch the video lesson and then download the tab once you’re logged in.

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Thanks,
Ryan

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Learn how to play Little Maggie! In this video you’ll learn Ryan’s hard driving banjo break to this great song. You’ll even get the up the neck lick in the 2nd part of the break.

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Learn how to play one awesome break for Little Cabin Home on the Hill! This is a break you’re going to want in your arsenal. This song is played in jam after jam. Tablature is included. Enjoy!

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Here is a few FREE lessons for you!

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This is a fairly advanced banjo lick that will challenge the use of your pinky! Try it out! See how good you can become with your pinky on the banjo. Enjoy!

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People often ask what banjo strings to use. I order these Martin Vega (lights) in bulk from first quality music store.

It’s where I buy 90% of my banjo supplies. You couldn’t find better people to buy from.

I just felt inclined to pass this along in case you are having a similar question.

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Here you’ll learn the $50 lick and the $100 dollar lick. How’d they get their names? Well, when I first stared playing my teacher told me he would charge me 50 bucks to learn this lick. It was worth it! :)

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These licks we’ll get you off in a bluesy direction. Bluesy licks are a must on the 5-string banjo.

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This is a great tune! In this lesson you’ll learn a kick-off to Blue Eyed Boston Boy. This kickoff can also be used as a banjo break in the middle of the song.

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This video will show you two patterns that you can play every time you go up the neck. You’ll use these patterns in backup and solos as well. Do NOT miss this lesson. It’s critical that you know these patterns.

Just another one of Ryan’s top rated banjo lessons! Enjoy.

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This video will explain how you can learn your way around the fretboard above the 5th fret. You’ll be surprised how easy it can be!

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Jesse James banjo tablature is now online. You can view it here or on the video lesson posts for this great banjo tune. Enjoy.

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This is one awesome banjo lick for leading in to a “C” chord.

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In order to be a persuasive banjo player you must learn to use power in your banjo playing. If it’s not natural then it must be learned. In short, you play loudly.

To put it in a more technical sense you are using dynamics to control the emotions of your audience.

In this lesson we’ll practice playing with power. I’ll demonstrate how it’s done and you can then practice it on your banjo.

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In this video we’ll spend the first 6 minutes discussing how you can fast forward your banjo playing through the beginner stage to an expert level of playing

The second part of this video contains 3 SECRET banjo rolls that you must know. These are the rolls that Ryan plays when he slips out of teaching mode in to jam mode. Enjoy :)

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Hello, there is a student on the site who is looking for a banjo teacher in or near Poplar Bluff Missouri. If you are one or know of a banjo teacher please let me know. I’m trying to help out this very kind banjo student and get him lined up with a local teacher.

Email me: ryan@banjoexpert.com

Thanks in advance,
Ryan

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John Hardy Part 2 covers how to play this tune when it transitions to the “D” chord. Enjoy

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John Hardy is an awesome tune that really has a drive to it. It’s a crowd pleasing banjo song that your fans will love. This lesson covers the 1st part of the song and we will continue with the 2nd part tomorrow. Enjoy

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Learn how to play “Down The Road”. This video banjo lesson will walk you through all the technical licks of Down The Road. You’ll want to start adding some of these licks to your other banjo tunes. They are very versatile.

Enjoy the 2,3,2 hammer pulloff at the end!

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