Meet “Borrowed Time” Bluegrass Band (borrowedtimebluegrass.com)

Here on the blog I want to take the time to showcase the bluegrass bands of our banjo students. Check out this great band! I want to introduce to you Borrowed Time. This band is based out of Powhatan, Virginia and Borrowed Time’s first cd, “A Matter Of Time”, is now available. When you check…

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Double Pull-Off

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3 Tips for Banjo Newbies (Podcast)

There are things to keep in mind when starting out on the banjo. 1. Pick your banjo wisely! 2. Find a good teacher. 3. Go get some learning material. Listen to this podcast to learn how to get started on the banjo.

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F Style Lick

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Banjo Lessons on ITUNES!

Hey, just wanted to let you know that if you are an itunes fan or use an ipod on a regular basis you can now subscribe to our podcast on Itunes. Simply go to the itunes store click on the podcast button and then type “banjo lessons” into the search bar. You’ll find banjoexpert.com’s podcast…

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Is it Time to Change Your Banjo Strings?

1. Change your strings frequently! This is probably the most important advice when it comes to changing your strings. You must keep a fresh set of strings on your banjo. This accomplishes several things. First, it keeps you happy while your playing. There’s nothing more frustrating than playing on a set of dead banjo strings.…

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2nd to 5th Fret Banjo Stretch

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Cripple Creek Kick-Offs (Beginning Banjo part 1)

In this banjo podcast you find three different ways to kick off Cripple Creek. The first starts with a right hand brush in an upward motion, the second is a pinch technique, and lastly an up the neck version of this great song.

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Beginner Banjo Lesson Series

Just wanted to let you know that I’ve been preparing a beginning banjo series that will start within the next few days. The first video will go over the top three chords that you need to know as a banjo player. Next we’ll cover three basic roll patterns covering all the details including alternating pinches.…

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1st String Banjo Lick

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Banjo Construction: How are they made?

I just found this awesome banjo construction video from fqms.com. It is a great overview of how banjos are made and identifies all of the major parts. You’ll enjoy this high quality video. Check it out!

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Brand New: Check It Out!

Hey, just wanted to let you know about our BRAND NEW BANJO FORUMS! Jump in and be one of the first to post your banjo question or comment. Simply click the New Forums link above. Not sure what to post? Here’s a few ideas. 1. What kind of banjo should I buy? Are you just…

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Leading in to the Melody: Banjo Slides & Fills Podcast

Learning to slide in to the melody will add a ton of interest and color to your banjo playing. Check out this podcast to learn more.

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Slide & Pinch Banjo Endings

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Top 10 Things to Keep in Your Banjo Case

What are the top 10 items in your banjo case?

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The Key to Powerful Banjo Playing

Have you ever been asked to kick off a song in a jam session? Worse yet, did you draw a blank? Do you sometimes feel like there is absolutely no way to remember the plethora of kick-offs circulating in the bluegrass world. Here’s the key:

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Three Tips to Changing Your Banjo Strings

1. Change one banjo string at a time. Banjos move and flex as tension is changed. In other words, if you were to cut off the strings all at once then your banjo neck would more than likely spring backwards. This might not be that noticeable to you; however, it’s changing the composition of your…

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Check out Dailey & Vincent’s New Band!

Wow! Check out this new band. These guys are awesome!!! We all know that banjo picking is more than just sitting down with your banjo. It’s about the music. It’s about putting a group of folks together who bring an energy to the audience that cannot be expressed through words alone. Make sure you check…

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We’re Unpacking

Hello, I just wanted to give everyone a quick update.  Due to the influx in visitors (which is a good problem), we have moved to a new web host.  We have already moved and this is our new home.  You probably won’t notice much of a difference; however if you find any links that are not…

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