LEARN BANJO TODAY

Whether your dream is to play clawhammer or bluegrass, you can learn banjo and learn quickly. Just follow our lessons in order.

you will learn both

Bluegrass Banjo…

Also known as three-finger style or Scruggs-style (after Earl Scruggs whose innovative approach influenced generations of players)  the picking consists of an up-picking motion by the fingers and a down-picking motion by the thumb.

Traditionally the player wears finger picks on the thumb, index and middle fingers.

 …and you will learn

Clawhammer Banjo

A much older style of banjo playing, often referred to as “old-time banjo”, clawhammer picking is primarily a down-picking style.

The hand assumes a claw-like shape and the strumming finger is kept fairly stiff, striking the strings by the motion of the hand at the wrist and/or elbow, rather than a flicking motion by the finger.

HOW BANJO MOUNTAIN WORKS

FIND OUT HOW OUR COURSES, LESSONS, COMMUNITY & THE MONTHLY PRACTICE COMPETITION WILL MAKE YOUR BANJO DREAMS HAPPEN.

when you subscribe, you get access to:

200+ BANJO LESSONS

and both the bluegrass and clawhammer schools

PRAISE FROM OUR

BANJO MOUNTAIN COMMUNITY

You Start with foundational banjo skills

To create rock solid banjo playing we start with the fundamental video lessons of how to hold the banjo, right hand position and techniques, left hand position and techniques, fretting, tuning and then into reading tablature and many more.

Just follow one video lesson after the other and drill the skills before moving on.

then...Your first banjo song

Having developed the foundational skills to playing banjo we take you into playing your first song.

Next up, we take you through our Beginner Banjo Songs course. Each song has tablature and we’ve taught you how to read it (it’s easy!)

It’s official: you’re a banjo player.

then...skills to Jam with others

At this point you’ve learned many beginner banjo songs and are ready to spread your wings.

Our Intermediate courses teach you the skills you need to play banjo with others as well as more complicated banjo songs.

Finally...Advanced Playing

Having learned intermediate skills and songs, we now take you into advanced techniques and our advanced banjo song library.

The dream has been realized and you are at the top of the mountain.

PERFECT LESSONS

MULTIPLE CAMERA ANGLES to see both hands close up as well as the traditional “Student” view.

TABLATURE with every song and we teach you how to read tablature.

CHAPTER MARKERS” to jump to a specific measure of the song.

STREAM TO YOUR TELEVISION (streaming hardware needed, Apple TV as an eg.).

John has been teaching both Bluegrass and Clawhammer Banjo for over 30 years to students ranging from 5 years old to folks in their mid-seventies. He has toured the world playing banjo as well as recorded for artists like The Wrecking Crew.

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