Banjo Therapy

  • March 23, 2019
  • 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.
  • April 27, 2019
  • 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.

4th Saturdays, 9:30AM-11AM, FREE

Learning to play the banjo has never been more popular, however it can be frustrating to figure out how to play it. We understand, and welcome you to BANJO THERAPY, a monthly gathering & home for both clawhammer and three-finger styles, where the goal is not just how to "play" banjo, but how to fit the banjo into the vast musical landscape. Each month a different banjo topic or skillset will be covered, which will build upon the previous month's topic.

Topics will include:

  • Rhythms: 2/4, 3/4, 4/4
  • Backup: Basic vamping patterns & chops.
  • Backup II: Advanced vamping, passing notes/chords
  • Approaching a Tune: "Picking" out the melody
  • Advancing a Tune: Filling in notes w/ right hand
  • Harmony: How to Figure Out
  • Singing: Accompanying a singer
  • Friendly Banjos: Playing Together
  • Playing w/ other instruments: fiddle, mandolin, guitar


  • Basic Chordal Knowledge: A, C, D, F, G, Am, Em, Bm (in first position)
  • Basic Right Hand Skills

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