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May 19, 2016

Getting started with banjo

Some basic considerations when getting started with banjo.  What type of banjo?  What materials are helpful, etc. Short version:  Get a Deering Goodtime banjo, some fingerpicks, a cheap good tuner, and the classic Earl Scruggs 5-string banjo book. Long version:  There are a variety of considerations when getting started with banjo.  The first choice is what kind of banjo.  There are a few basic options:  5-string,... Read more
December 20, 2015

Buying your first guitar!

So, you want to learn to play the guitar? Fantastic! But first you need an instrument, and you probably have a lot of questions. Here are some quick recommendations re. buying your first guitar, with a helpful FAQ, right next to Willie’s guitar . . . Quick recommendations If you are adult, who is interested in acoustic guitar, you might consider picking up a Jasmine... Read more