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One Finger, Two Fingers or No Fingers? The Right Hand Anchor

When I was learning banjo as a kid, the prevailing wisdom in all the banjo books was, "Both the ring finger and pinky of a player's picking hand need to be planted on the head of the banjo at all times when when playing." Indeed, this was how my own banjo teacher...

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Learn Banjo Faster with Deliberate Practice

While arguments may differ as to the best way to practice, the surest way to yield consistent results in any practice regimen is to engage in what I call "deliberate" practice. Deliberate practice means mindful practice. It means practicing with a specific goal in...

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