Banjo Basics Overview

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Banjo Basics Lessons

Level

Hand And Finger Positioning

Banjo Basics Lesson 1

  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Tuning the strings, plectrum motion, and Hand and Finger Positioning

Focus on Technique

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The Scale of D Major

Banjo Basics Lesson 2

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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The scale of D Major


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Twinkle Twinkle

Banjo Basics Lesson 3

  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Down-Up-Down Plectrum Motion


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The Kerry Polka

Banjo Basics Lesson 4

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Exercises on the Scale of D Major

Polka

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Britches Full of Stitches

Banjo Basics Lesson 5

  • G Major
  • Level 1
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The Scale of G Major

Polka

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The Taureen Polka

Banjo Basics Lesson 6

  • E Minor
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Economy of Finger Movement – Left Hand

Polka

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Báidín Fheilimi

Banjo Basics Lesson 7

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Exercises on the Scale of D Major

Waltz

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The Lilting Banshee

Banjo Basics Lesson 8

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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How to play trebles

Jig

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Gerry Beaver’s Hat

Banjo Basics Lesson 9

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Trebles / Plectrum Motion

Jig

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Out on the Ocean

Banjo Basics Lesson 10

  • G Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Plectrum Motion / Trebles

Jig

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The Concertina Reel

Banjo Basics Lesson 11

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Triplets

Reel

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The Derry Hornpipe

Banjo Basics Lesson 12

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Triplets

Hornpipe

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The Rights of Man

Banjo Basics Lesson 13

  • E Minor
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Triplets and Trebles / Chromaticism

Hornpipe

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The Winnie Hills of Leitrim

Banjo Basics Lesson 14

  • D Major
  • Level 1
  • Melody
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Slip Jig Rhythm

Slip Jig

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The Humours of Westmeath

Banjo Basics Lesson 15

  • D Mixolydian
  • Level 2
  • Melody
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Double Stops


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Humours Of Whiskey

Banjo Basics Lesson 16

  • B Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody
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The use of double stops in Slip Jigs

Slip Jig

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John Blessing’s Reel

Banjo Basics Lesson 17

  • D Major
  • Level 2
  • Melody
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Triplets, Trebles and Double Stops

Reel

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The Golden Stud

Banjo Basics Lesson 18

  • E Minor
  • Level 2
  • Melody
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Triplets, Trebles and Double Stops

Reel

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