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.
From bluegrass to Modest Mouse, the banjo has a way of brightening up any song regardless of the genre. We’re happy to provide the most interactive and fun banjo lessons Boise has to offer!
At your banjo lessons we’ll not only help you develop a strong musical foundation, we’ll also teach you a variety of popular songs so you can play with other musicians.
As a banjo player at Boise Music Lessons, you’ll get a healthy dose of:
- Chord strumming and frailing (finger picking)
- Open tuning concepts and slide technique
- How to play banjo percussively
- Live skills for bluegrass circles or performance
And, as always, let us know if there’s something special you want to learn and we’ll make it happen.
Fun Fact: did you know the 6 string banjo is tuned the same as the guitar?
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!