Do you know the history of this song, made famous by the movie Deliverance? “Dueling banjos,” (the banjo tune from the movie Deliverance) is probably the most famous and definitely one of the most popular instrumental banjo tunes ever written. It is also the most requested banjo tune by students to learn how to play. […]
Wayne Erbsen has made it his lifelong passion to teach, collect, record, perform, write and publish Southern Appalachian music and folklore. His newest clawhammer banjo book has something for everyone: beginners, intermediate and advanced players. Includes tabs and lyrics to 44 old-time banjo tunes, plus tips on learning tunes on the fly, how to jam, […]
The OME IKON is designed for the advanced player who is after extreme fingerpicking performance. It features an extra wide 1.34” nut width, a 10” radiused fingerboard, a 0.80” tall bridge, and a pre-war style flange and resonator. It is available in Mahogany, Walnut, and Curly Maple woods, with either aged brass or nickel hardware. […]
The banjo has evolved from its African roots, first as a minstrel instrument, and later as a jazz, bluegrass, and folk staple. At the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, you can see more than 300 banjos – the largest public display in the world. The timeline below includes just a few.
The banjo and the ukulele are two of the most recognizable and well-loved folk instruments in the world. The banjolele? Not so much. The instrument achieved its greatest popularity in the 1920s and 1930s, and combines the small scale, tuning, and playing style of a ukulele with the construction and distinctive tone of a banjo. […]
Have you always wanted to learn the play banjo but didn’t know where to start? The Deering Banjo Company has it all figured out for you in one beginner’s package that contains everything you need to get started. The Goodtime Banjo Beginner Package includes a Goodtime banjo, a Deering gig bag, banjo strap, picks, tuner, […]
On January 30, world-renowned banjoist (and occasional comedian) Steve Martin led the Steep Canyon Rangers (the Grammy award winning American bluegrass band from Asheville, N.C.) through a rendition of their new single “California” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Many people know that Martin played his banjo while doing standup comedy or on Saturday […]
Making Music takes a look at four fretted instruments that may further enhance your recordings or songwriting: ukulele, cigar box guitar, banjo, mandolin.