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We are an online banjo school with beginner through advanced courses in both bluegrass and clawhammer style banjo.

Clawhammer Style

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.

Clawhammer Style

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.

Bluegrass Style

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.

Bluegrass Style

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.

OVER 200 LESSONS

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OVER 200 LESSONS

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A PERFECT LESSON

EACH LESSON HAS VIDEO, TABLATURE AND MEASURE MARKERS.

video lesson

MULTIPLE CAMERA ANGLES TO CLEARLY SEE THE LEFT AND RIGHT HAND AS WELL AS THE INSTRUCTOR.

tablature

ALL SONGS COME WITH TABLATURE (A MUSICAL REPRESENTATION OF THE SONG) AND WE TEACH YOU HOW TO READ TABLATURE.

Measure markers

USE MEASURE MARKERS TO JUMP TO A PARTICULAR PART OF THE SONG YOU ARE PRACTICING.

FOLLOW THE PATH

Stop wasting time on Youtube. Follow our step-by-step path as we take you from the first step of how to hold a banjo into the proficiency of playing your first song!

TRACK YOUR PROGRESS

When you start a course, you can track how far along in the course you’ve progressed. Easily jump back to the lesson you left off at any time.

Meet Our Teacher

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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