WELCOME TO BANJO MOUNTAIN

Learn banjo with our easy step-by-step method

WELCOME TO BANJO MOUNTAIN

Learn banjo with our easy step-by-step method

Welcome to Banjo Mountain

The easy way to learn banjo

WE WANT TO TEACH YOU BANJO

  • Banjo Mountain is an online banjo school
  • We have 150+ Lessons
  • A Beginner Course in Bluegrass Style
  • A Beginner Clawhammer Course
  • Intermediate and Advances Songs
  • Intermediate and Advanced Skills
  • Get access to ALL LESSONS when you subscribe
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WE WANT TO TEACH YOU BANJO

  • Banjo Mountain is an online banjo school
  • We have 150+ Lessons
  • A Beginner Course in Bluegrass Style
  • A Beginner Clawhammer Course
  • Intermediate and Advances Songs
  • Intermediate and Advanced Skills
  • Get access to ALL LESSONS when you subscribe
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Our Teacher John Rosen

  • John has been teaching for over 30 years.
  • His students have ranged in age from 5-year-olds to folks in their mid-seventies.
  • He has toured the world playing for bands like Old Man Markley.
  • John has crafted the curriculum here at Banjo Mountain to take someone who has never picked up a banjo into the joy of playing proficiently.

Our Teacher John Rosen

  • John has been teaching for over 30 years.
  • His students have ranged in age from 5-year-olds to folks in their mid-seventies.
  • He has toured the world playing for bands like Old Man Markley.
  • John has crafted the curriculum here at Banjo Mountain to take someone who has never picked up a banjo into the joy of playing proficiently.

One of our advanced song lessons “Pony Express”

WE TEACH BLUEGRASS AND CLAWHAMMER

If you are new to the banjo you might not know the difference between the two styles. We’ve got you covered. Below is a brief overview of each style and WE TEACH BOTH STYLES here at Banjo Mountain. 

BLUEGRASS (THREE-FINGER) STYLE OF BANJO

Fretting

Fretting involves the left hand pressing down on the strings. When we use our right hand to pick a string that has been fretted with the our left hand we create a note. On the banjo’s fingerboard (front of the neck) you will see small metal bars. These are called frets. Depending upon which fret we press down on we can create different notes. This is true for all fretted instruments (i.e Guitar).

Rolls

Rolls are picking patterns played with the right hand. They are the building blocks of banjo music. We play them with fingerpicks using the thumb, index and middle fingers exclusively. While there are an infinite number of roll combinations a beginner will only need to learn a small set of rolls to unlock the world of bluegrass banjo.

Clawhammer Banjo

Clawhammer banjo is played using a downward strumming motion over the strings. Typically, the melody of a song is played by striking one string, quickly followed by a strum of two or three strings. This creates a rhythm that sounds like: “boom – chick – a” or, more precisely, “claw – ham – mer.” The method involves one’s thumb and pointer finger shaped in a “claw” (Watch John demonstrate playing Cripple Creek below). 95% of our lessons at Banjo Mountain are bluegrass lessons but we do have a Beginners Clawhammer Course with more lessons on the way.

 

Clawhammer Song: Cripple Creek

CLAWHAMMER

Clawhammer banjo is played using a downward strumming motion over the strings. Typically, the melody of a song is played by striking one string, quickly followed by a strum of two or three strings. This creates a rhythm that sounds like: “boom – chick – a” or, more precisely, “claw – ham – mer.” The method involves one’s thumb and pointer finger shaped in a “claw” (Watch John demonstrate playing Cripple Creek below). 90% of our lessons at Banjo Mountain are bluegrass lessons but we do have a Beginners Clawhammer Course with more lessons on the way.

Clawhammer Song: Cripple Creek

We Believe The Banjo Should Be Played Everywhere

We Believe The Banjo Should Be Played Everywhere

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Many people learning a new instrument assume that they can teach themselves. While this may sound like a great idea, more often than not this approach simply doesn’t work. Without a structured lesson plan, the student is often unsure what to practice and how to build on their learning. Lacking any clear direction in their approach, they cease to grow, lose their motivation and eventually give up. Research shows that students learn faster and with a greater success rate when working with a teacher and a structured step-by-step method.

Stop Wasting Time on YouTube

Many people learning a new instrument assume that they can teach themselves. While this may sound like a great idea, more often than not this approach simply doesn’t work. Without a structured lesson plan, the student is often unsure what to practice and how to build on their learning. Lacking any clear direction in their approach, they cease to grow, lose their motivation and eventually give up. Research shows that students learn faster and with a greater success rate when working with a teacher and a structured step-by-step method.

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POP SONGS

We have a huge library of bluegrass songs but we also love banjo-ifying pop songs as well. Take a listen to a few examples!

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