Beginning 5-String Banjo ~ with Phil Teumim

Set yourself apart from all those guys and gals with guitars! Put some instrumental variety in your set! And open yourself to all kinds of banjo jokes!
If you’re a guitar player, it doesn’t take much to play a little banjo. If not, we’ll still get you going.
We’ll work in the basic G tuning (look, ma, no hands!), and cover simple chords and strums. The goal is to walk out of the class accompanying yourself on banjo on one of your songs or a song of your choice. We’ll also take a look at the basic mechanics of the banjo, do a brief overview of various styles, and take a quick look at other tunings.
In addition to adding variety, writing on a different instrument can open up new approaches and get you out of a rut.
Who knows? Maybe you’re the next Bela Fleck.