Two-Finger Banjo 1

Matt Brown

Two-Finger Banjo 1

$ 180.00

Two-Finger Banjo 1 with Matt Brown

This class will meet online - an invitation to a recurring Zoom meeting will be included in the orientation email sent upon checkout

This class is intended for students new to the 5-string banjo. Those who have played some clawhammer, three-finger, or other styles on the instrument are also welcome!

Two-finger banjo is a delightful way to render fiddle tunes or songs on your banjo. The style has long been associated with Kentucky, as old-time banjoists from Roscoe Holcomb to Lee Sexton have made it famous. Students will learn all of the fundamental techniques of thumb lead two-finger picking, enabling them to learn simple versions of jam session standards. This class will cover:

  • the essential picking patterns using thumb and index finger
  • common chords such as G, C, and D7
  • how to play simple arrangements of songs and tunes
  • how to read banjo tablature, which will be provided

 Open to everyone ages 11 and up.