OK, guys. The study of the banjo is really cool.
Someone once said: "Never follow a banjo player" on stage. The banjo is
really an "up" instrument and like the guitar, you can take it just about any
place musically. Traditionally, we tend to think of the playing sounding
like what we would hear in the movie Dueling Banjos---Bluegrass style!
There are lots of players that use this style and it is the most common.
The household name in this style is Earl Scruggs. However, there are a few
other styles and variations. One of these is the Keith or Melodic style.
You'll hear some of the more progressive players like Bela Fleck using this
banjo is a style that was popular a century ago and is becoming more popular.
What can you expect to study at Danyo Music School?
You'll start off in the basic three-finger bluegrass style and move rapidly into
playing songs. Because the banjo is used both as a solo instrument and a
back-up one as well, you'll have a good dose of music theory. You'll
not only know how to play but why you're doing it.
SCRUGGS STYLE BASICS
KEITH, CLASSICAL STYLE
CHORDS & SCALES, THEORY, INST. HISTORY
BANJO: PLAYING WITH OTHERS
READING STUDIES IN TABLATURE NOTATION
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