Dynamics in Your Banjo Music

Are you adding dynamics into your banjo music? If not, would you like to know how? Dynamics is controlling the volume of your music. It adds an element of emotion or energy to your banjo song and will move those who are listening. Dynamics used correctly can be incredibly powerful! In this week’s video lesson…

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Beginning Chords / Shucking Corn Lick

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How to Change Your Banjo Bridge

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Blindfold Banjo Test!

If you were to sit down with an advanced banjo player to your right and a beginning banjo player to your left you might hear some strange differences. Let’s say they play the exact same song “Cripple Creek”. What would the differences be? Confidence is glaring! You could immediately determine who was the advanced player…

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Pre-Ending Lick + Hot Chromatic Lick

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New Video Lesson (How to Change Your Strings!)

Just wanted to let you know that I just added a 16+ minute video lesson to the member’s page on how to change your banjo strings. This video goes into detail on the following topics: 1. How to get the proper “Z” bend on your tuners. 2. How to measure the slack in your strings…

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4th String Banjo Kick off / Beginner Tips!

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What would you do with a song like this one?

I must admit this is one of my favorite bluegrass tunes. First of all, these folks do a tremendous job in this recording. I found this vid on youtube and wanted to know what you would play if you were inserted as the banjo player. Where would you start; vamping, single string stuff, rolls? Please…

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Rebecca Licks – Beginner Rolls

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Next Ustream Show Saturday July 12th!

Our next scheduled Ustream show will be Saturday July 12th. Our last show went very well. Thanks to everyone who attended. I definitely look forward each week to the shows and am considering a possible second show sometime mid-week. Thanks to everyone who joined as a member this week. I know you’re going to enjoy…

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Up the Neck Ending – Rebecca Bend

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Saturday Nights Ustream Show!

Live Videos provided by Ustream.TV Thanks for all of you who joined the show tonight. We did have some technical difficulties with Ustream getting started but were finally able to go live around 9:15pm. Thanks for your patience. You all are great! Ryan

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Video Banjo Lessons on a Mac???

Just wanted to let you know that you can now watch any video on this site on your mac computer! If you’re a mac user and want to watch any of our videos or any wmv video for that matter you can download this free plugin for quicktime which enables viewing of wmv’s on a…

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Foggy Mountain Kick-off

Check out this cool way to kick off Foggy Mountain or most any other bluegrass tune. If you listen closely you’ll dicsover the little trick to getting a clear traditional kick off with this popular lick.

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Removing the Finish from Your Banjo Neck

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Salt Creek Part 2

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Question & Answer with a Member!

Question: Ryan, Hi my name is Garrett and I’m new to the website and new to playing the banjo. I have some questions that I hope you can help me with. First what is the best way to position the bridge on my banjo? Are some bridges better than others? What program is used to…

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Saturday’s Ustream Show! Take a Peek.

This is a short segment out of Saturday’s Ustream show where Ryan talks banjo live on the site.  Check out some of Ryan’s live demonstrations and banjo secrets.Video clips hosted by Ustream

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Saturday Events: Banjo Heat Tip!

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Salt Creek part 1 Plus Vamping Techniques

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Video of Ryan’s Favorite Banjo Websites

Check out this new video of where I get tablature books, banjo dvds, fret wire, music, and banjo news.  This is a screenshot video of me going through my favorite web sites revealling all of the cool banjo hide-outs.  Have fun!   If you’re not a member yet simply click here to join.  Once you’re…

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Friday Tips for Banjo Nuts!

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3 Tabs from the Zipped File

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Can You Handle the Banjo Truth!

Why does the banjo seem so daunting to many beginning banjo players. Do you find yourself thinking that you’ll never be able to play those lightning fast tunes and rip off those technical sounding jaw dropping licks? You have to play note for note: FALSE! The truth is that you can learn this mysterious instrument…

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Fill-in Banjo Licks part 2

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Fill-in Banjo Licks part 1

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Lick of the Day (Podcast)

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Here’s a song you’ve got to learn!

“Earnest T Grass”

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Beginning Banjo part 2

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What’s going on here at banjoexpert.com?

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Beginning Banjo part 1

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How To Match Tones when Tuning

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2nd to 5th Fret Lick

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Ryan’s Banjo Tablature Book Volume #1

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Alternating on the Third Fret

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Ryan’s New Webcam Banjo Lessons

Email Ryan for more information. ryan@banjoexpert.com

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Transition Lick to the C chord

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Can a Guitar Player Learn The Banjo?

Become a Member

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First Banjo Video Podcast

Please post your suggestions for future video podcasts in the comment section below.

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Learn a Standard Banjo Kick-off (podcast)

Today we’re going do look at some standard banjo kick-offs. If your new to the banjo this will be a great podcast to soak up. These kicks are used in many many bluegrass songs. This pocast features the basic kick-offs. I’ll be putting up a pocast very soon with the more difficult (tricky sounding)…

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Lick from the 5th Fret

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Ryan’s Banjo Lessons on Gibson.com

As most of you know I play a Gibson RB3 Banjo. I’ve had this banjo since I was 14 years old. I can remember anxiously reading through the Sunday paper where I lived in Kansas City MO trying to find the perfect banjo. My father had decided that it was time for me to upgrade…

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5th Fret Chromatics

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New Band! Can you Name the Banjo Player?

Check out the video. Can you name the banjo player?

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4th Fret Ending

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Member’s Video Preview | Three New Banjo Licks!

The full version of this member video was just added to today to the member’s page. If you would like to get a new video like this every week simply click here to learn how to get started.

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Ryan recommends banjo picks, software, etc…

Find out what Ryan recommends when it comes to learning how to play the banjo.

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How to Install a Banjo Strap

1. Make sure the front part of the strap goes around the heel of the neck which will hold your banjo in place. 2. Thread the banjo strap behind the tailpiece to ensure that there is no undue pressure on the tailpiece. 2. Check your attachment points often! Thanks Craig for the great question,…

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Chord Progression

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How to Use a Banjo Capo

In today’s podcast you’ll learn how to use a banjo capo and where it needs to be placed on your fingerboard. There are two keys to remember with your capo. 1. Proper placement 2. Don’t leave it at home! Leave your comments and podcast requests in the comment section below.

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