Beginner Banjo Lessons

Learn how to play the banjo with this video series by Geoff Hohwald. You will learn core concepts like tuning, rolls, reading tab, playing chords, and more. Browse through the free lessons to learn some essential techniques to get you started. When you’re ready, move on to our premium lessons for more detailed instruction and to begin learning new songs.

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Switching Chords by Geoff Hohwald is designed for players who want to begin playing rhythm. When playing banjo in a jam session or band, you will be mostly playing chords while the other musicians are singing or playing their solos. In this lesson, you will learn how to play two basic chord shapes. Geoff will show you tips for forming each chord shape and switching between them smoothly and accurately. Once you get the hang of things, we’ll practice playing the G, C, and D chords along with a rhythm track of Goin’ Down that Road Feeling Bad.

 

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