Here’s a PEEK into the Beginner’s Section… 1/6/16

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Jan 5th 2016 – FREE BANJO LESSON

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Hello, here’s a video straight out of the Intermediate section of the Member’s Area. Enjoy it for FREE today! Thanks, Ryan

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Site Update From Ryan

Hello, the site has been updated and all videos and links should be in good working order. I apologize for the delays that you have experienced but everything should be running smoothly. We may make a few more cosmetic changes but wanted to let you know that the videos that were locked via Vimeo are…

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Second FREE Video Lesson This Week!

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. Click here to sign up and get all of Ryan’s weekly video banjo lessons.

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First FREE Video This Week!

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. Click here to get all of Ryan’s video banjo lessons.

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Two MUST READ Banjo Articles! Check it out.

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…

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Red Haired Boy (Part 2)

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

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RED HAIRED BOY plus Tablature ~ Part 1

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 Tab Book JUST RELEASED!

Get Ryan’s new tab book today! Click here to order and get the “just released discount” price of $19. When your purchase is complete you will download the book immediately! PDF format. Member’s get the book absolutely FREE! If you would like to sign up as a member click here and get signed up now.…

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Ultra-Beginning Banjo with Ryan!

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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Ultra-Beginning Banjo with Ryan (PART 2)

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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Banjo Ending! Chording to Single String Picking.

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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THE POWER IN THE PULLOFF

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! Click here to sign up and get all of our video banjo lessons. Enjoy, Ryan

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Learn how to play “TRAIN 45” on the banjo!

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. Click here to sign up as a member and download the tablature. Enjoy, Ryan

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Long Journey Home (Two Dollar Bill)

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. If you’re not a member yet click here to get signed up so that you can view all of the video banjo lessons…

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Little Maggie

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. Click here to sign up as a member and get all of Ryan’s banjo lessons.

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Little Cabin Home on the Hill

Click here to sign up and get all of Ryan’s video banjo lessons. 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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Merry Christmas 2012!!!

Here is a few FREE lessons for you! If you’re not a member click here to get signed up for Ryan’s online video banjo lessons!

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The “Pinky” Banjo Lick

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! Click here to become a member on banjoexpert.com.

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What Are Your Favorite Banjo Strings?

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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The One HUNDRED Dollar Banjo Lick!

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! 🙂 Click here to join banjoexpert.com as a Premium Member and get all of Ryan’s…

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Bluesy Banjo Licks Revealed!

These licks we’ll get you off in a bluesy direction. Bluesy licks are a must on the 5-string banjo. Click here to sign up and get all of Ryan’s video banjo lessons.

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“Blue Eyed Boston Boy” – Banjo Break

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. If you’re not a member yet then click here to sign up today and get every one of our bluegrass banjo lessons!

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Two SECRET Backup Banjo Patterns!

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. Click here to sign up…

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Chords You Can Play “Up The Neck”

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! Click here to sign up and get all of Ryan’s video lessons.

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Jesse James Banjo Tablature Just Uploaded!

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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The Big “C” Chord Bend

This is one awesome banjo lick for leading in to a “C” chord. Click here to sign up for all of Ryan’s video banjo lessons.

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Become a POWERFUL Banjo Player!

Become a Premium Member on BanjoExpert.com and get all of Ryan’s banjo lessons! 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…

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Secret Rolls – How to Fast Forward Through the Beginner Stage

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…

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Banjo Teacher Wanted: Poplar Bluff, Missouri

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…

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John Hardy Part 2 – Video Banjo Lesson

John Hardy Part 2 covers how to play this tune when it transitions to the “D” chord. Enjoy Click here to join banjoexpert.com as a Premium Member and get all of Ryan’s banjo lessons.

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John Hardy – Part 1 of 2

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 Click here to join banjoexpert.com as a premium member and you’ll get…

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Down The Road – HD video + Tablature

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! Sign up now to get the…

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The Bluegrass Jam Lick

This is the king lick in my opinion. This banjo lick took me from an average banjo player to a technical banjo player. This little banjo lick is so simple but so crucial. Click here to sign up and get access to all of Ryan’s video banjo lessons

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How to Play the Alternating Roll on the Banjo

Do you know your rolls? Do you know your rolls so well you can play them in your sleep? If you feel that your banjo playing is just not up to it’s full potential then chances are it’s because you need to spend some quality time working on the rolls. If you master this alternating…

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Playing in the Key of “D” on the Banjo

Have you ever wondered how to play your banjo in the key of “D”? This powerful video lesson will show you about 3 key licks that you need to know for playing in the key of “D”. Can’t believe I’m letting you in on this secret 🙂 These are awesome banjo licks! Join BanjoExpert.com now…

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1st String Banjo Pull-off

I just picked up this crazy lick at a festival about 2 years ago. You’re going to love it but it will stretch your banjo playing limits. See if you can pull it off. 🙂 Click here to sign up for all of Ryan’s video banjo lessons.

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Single String Backup Banjo Lick!

This is an awesome backup banjo lick. You will use it all the time in banjo playing. Try this lick all over the neck from the low F chord all the way up the neck. If you’re not signed up yet then click here to sign up for all of Ryan’s video banjo lessons.

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Unlock Your Banjo Speed! Learn How to Play FAST.

Question Hi Ryan, I became a member a couple of weeks ago and have started to follow some of you beginner lessons. I have been trying to play for some time. I get the rolls, licks and some of the chords and can get the tunes, …almost. I’m struggling with speed. You play the licks…

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“Jesse James” Part 2 of 2

This video banjo lesson will cover “Jesse James” part 2. We also learn a new lick at the end of the song which has a mighty big stretch in it. See if you can do it! One awesome banjo lick! Click here to sign up and get all of Ryan’s video banjo lessons.

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“Jesse James” Part 1 of 2

In this video banjo lesson we work through the “A” part of Jesse James. This tune has a lot of standard banjo licks mixed throughout. A great tune to learn to get some of the more complex banjo rolls. If you want more of Ryan’s banjo lessons then click here to get signed up.

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Crucial Accessories for Your Banjo!

Here is a video of some crucial items to have with you and your banjo. I’ve also included several items and learning tools that I’ve used along the way. Click here to become a member and access all of Ryan’s video banjo lessons

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How to Play a Powerful “Bluegrass BRUSH” on the Banjo

Do you know how to play one of those powerful brushes on the banjo? In this video we’ll cover everything you need to know to play a brush. We even cover and additional 2 string brush that you probably won’t learn anywhere else! Click here to join banjoexpert.com and get all of Ryan’s video banjo…

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Do I need a Metronome for Practicing Banjo Rolls?

Question Hi Ryan, Thanks a bunch, the video’s are a great big help. Do you use or recommend using a metronome for practicing the roll patterns?. Any advise will be very helpful. Your site really does make learning fun. Keep up the great work. Thanks again and have a great week. Matt Answer Thanks Matt,…

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How to Play “Cumberland Gap” on the Banjo

In this banjo lesson we cover the great instrumental called Cumberland Gap. We will be adding another video banjo lesson that will cover several expert level banjo licks that you can add to this tune. If you’re not a member click here to get signed up for Ryan’s online video banjo lessons!

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Long Journey Home ~ video banjo lesson

Long Journey Home banjo lesson just came online! In this banjo lesson you’ll learn how to kick off a tune with a pinch and immediately drop to the low “D” string. When we get to the end of the lesson I’ll cover a really good chromatic banjo lick. It’s a good one! If you’re not…

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Long Journey Home (preview)

We are preparing to upload the video banjo lesson “Long Journey Home”. Here’s a good video to watch to prep yourself and get a good feel for the song. I have also added the audio to the break that we will be learning. If you’re not yet a member sign up now so you will…

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Skype Banjo Lessons Now Available!

Hello, we are now offering skype banjo lessons. All you need is a webcam and headphones to get started. Here’s how it works. 1. Contact me to schedule your first lesson. email: ryan@banjoexpert.com, phone/text: 317-459-8865 2. Sign up on skype. Create a username and familiarize yourself with skype. (It’s very easy) 3. If you don’t…

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Top 3 Banjo Websites!

Here are 3 websites that you really need to check out! They are very beneficial to your banjo playing and will keep you at the cutting edge. Check them out!

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How to Play a Powerful Dynamic Ending

In this audio banjo lesson we’ll discuss how to play a specific poweful dynamic banjo ending. This ending is used many many times in bluegrass songs. It’s probably the most standard of all. There is a trick to playing it and that is you need to focus on volume changes and speed changes throughout the…

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