We challenge you to be sad while playing the banjo; it’ll have you pickin’ and grinnin’ in no time! There are several styles of banjo using 4, 5, and 6 strings. We primarily focus on the 5 string as its “drone string” gives it that distinctive banjo-ey sound.
At Boise Music Lessons, our banjo pickers get a healthy dose of:
- Chord strumming and frailing (finger picking)
- Open tuning concepts and slide technique
- How to play banjo percussively
- Live performance skills
As with all instruments, at your banjo lesson we’ll provide a foundation of note reading, functional theory, ear training, and musical collaboration and communication.
No instrument? No problem! We have a few available for rent, or check out our Banjo Buyer’s Guide for tips on finding an instrument that is right for you!
Ready to join in on the fun? Enroll today!
Fun fact: Did you know the 6 string banjo is tuned the same as the guitar?