Because Actual Notes Just bring Opulence

B…A…N…J…O… not the easiest letters to work with in creating a title…

Anyway, my journey in banjo playing has begun and I would like to share with you my progress thus far, if you would like to be enlightened.

Here are some pictures to help you get a sense of the tools I am working with, as well as my feelings as I pulled my banjo out of its case.

I began with this video as my first lesson.

So far, I have been taught three basic patterns, all of which are solely using the right hand. I will be practicing these patterns for a couple of days before I attempt anything else.

Here is a video of my progress thus far:

As you can tell, these basic skills need some work, but I will get there!

To sum it all up:

Challenges: My phone will no longer connect to my laptop, so I had to learn how to use my computer’s camera feature to take photos and make videos. It went better than I anticipated though!

New skills: 1) 3 basic banjo patterns (although they are not perfected yet)

2) uploading videos to my Youtube channel

3) wearing finger picks properly

Realizations: I am going to need to not only practice, but tune my banjo as well!

Thanks for following along!


10 thoughts on “Because Actual Notes Just bring Opulence

  1. Looks like you’ve made great progress already! If you haven’t bought a tuner yet, I noticed some free Bango tuning apps when, I was looking for tuning apps for my own project. Excited to see next weeks progress!


  2. Danica,
    What a great start to your learning project! I am still so interested in seeing how one goes about learning how to play the banjo, because I honestly know nothing about it! I really liked how you included a video in your post and how you explained your process while you played. This gave me a really go insight into what you were doing, as well as your personality! It already sounds like you are on the right track so keep practicing you’ll be a pro in no time! 🙂


    1. Thanks Lauren! I really appreciate you watching my video! I am by no means a professional when it comes to online documenting, but I am learning a lot! Learning the banjo is going to teach me many other skills too!


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