This is a lesson on how to change your strings on the banjo. Tony will walk you through the process, pointing out things to watch for along the way. Changing your strings is something that every banjo player has to learn at some point in the game and this lesson will teach you the skills necessary to do this on your own.
- One of the main things you're gonna want to do…is change your string at some point or another.…You may break one and have to replace it.…Don Reno one of the greats of banjo-dom…has told me once he never changed a string,…maybe he would only change a string…once he broke one, so he might have his strings on…for six months.…I find that when you're playing for a while,…if you've been playing long enough…on the same set of strings,…it gets really hard to tune them.…When you get to that point,…it's time to change in my opinion.…So let's set about doing this.…What we're gonna do is change the first string…and I would have a full set of strings…on the head, this makes for a nice little table.…
Your banjo makes for a nice table.…I have my wire cutters here so I can cut the ends…of the string when I'm done.…So, right now, we're just gonna be…wire cutters, string down here,…there it is and so, let's change the first string.…So, first what I'll do is I'll take the tuning peg here,…hi there, and just de-tune it.…Make some beautiful music here.…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Separating notes
- Playing with others
- Using the capo
- Playing hammer-ons and pull-offs
- Playing variations on classic tunes
- Minding your posture
- Training your ear
- Building speed
Skill Level Beginner
1. Playing with Others
2. Basic Embellishments
3. Variations on Basic Tunes
4. Posture and Ear Training
5. Playing Up the Neck and Building Speed
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