How to Play ‘Old Man at the Mill’ on Banjo 

In this video from Jim Pankey, we show you how to play Old Man at the Mill on the Banjo. “Old Man at the Mill” is a traditional American folk song that has been passed down through generations and has been performed by various artists over the years. The song typically tells the story of an … Read more

Learn to Play – John Henry on Banjo

“John Henry” is a traditional American folk song that tells the legendary story of a heroic African-American steel driver who worked on the railroads. With its powerful and rhythmic melodies, “John Henry” has become an enduring symbol of the struggles and triumphs of the working class. The song has been covered by numerous artists throughout … Read more

What is the best free banjo app for beginners?


If you’re a beginner looking to learn how to play the banjo, there are several free apps available that can help you get started. From tuners to chords and tabs, these apps offer a variety of features that can assist you in learning the basics of the banjo. Whether you’re interested in bluegrass, clawhammer, or … Read more

Is it safe to hang a banjo by the neck?


When it comes to displaying a musical instrument like a banjo, there are a number of options available. One popular method is to hang the banjo on a wall, either by using a wall hanger or by simply resting the instrument on a hook. However, when it comes to hanging a banjo, there is some … Read more

Banjo Microphones and Pick-ups


The banjo is a unique and versatile instrument that is used in a variety of musical genres, including bluegrass, folk, and country. Whether you are recording a banjo in a studio or mic’ing it up for a live performance, it’s important to know how to get the best sound out of this distinctive instrument. In … Read more

Best Microphones for Banjo

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When it comes to mic’ing a banjo in a live or studio setting, choosing the right microphone is crucial to capturing the natural sound of the instrument. With so many options available, it can be difficult to determine which microphone is best for your specific needs. Factors such as microphone type, polar pattern, and frequency … Read more

Best Banjo Pick-Up

Banjo Pickup

When it comes to playing the banjo in a live performance setting, having a reliable and high-quality pickup is essential for amplifying the sound of the instrument. With so many options available on the market, it can be challenging to determine which banjo pickup is the best fit for your specific needs. Factors such as … Read more

How to Build your own Banjo

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Are you a music lover and interested in making your own instrument? If so, building a banjo could be the perfect project for you. With the right materials and a little bit of knowledge, you can create your very own banjo that will produce beautiful sounds and last for years to come. In this article, … Read more

Is 30 Too Old to Learn Banjo?

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Learning to play a musical instrument can be a rewarding and fulfilling experience, no matter what your age. However, many people wonder if they are too old to start learning a new instrument, such as the banjo. In this article, we will explore whether 30 is too old to learn the banjo and provide some … Read more

Learn How to Play – Rainbow Connection on Banjo

Rainbow Connection

In this video from Jim Pankey, we show you how to play Rainbow Connection on the Banjo. “Rainbow Connection” was first release in 1979 as the opening track from the film ‘The Muppet Movie’. Written by Paul Williams and Kenneth Ascher, it was performed by Jim Henson, playing the character of Kermit the Frog. Video … Read more