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What is Banjo

The Banjo is an open strings and highest note of a standard-tuned five-strings bluegrass banjo.

  • The banjo is a four, five and six-stringed instrument with a thin membrane stretched over a frame or cavity as a resonator, called the head.
  • The banjo is frequently associated with country, folk, Irish traditional and bluegrass music.

One to One Banjo Lessons in Singapore

In Singapore, you can find a few professional Banjo tutors who specialise in playing the Claw-hammer technique or Bluegrass technique of the Banjo. This is good news for students and adults who want to learn to play their favourable musical instrument - the Banjo. It is never too late to learn Banjo lessons and have Banjo tuition.

The Playing Techniques of Banjo

There are two ways to pick a banjo:-
You can pick up with the fingers like bluegrass pickers, or you can hit down at the strings with your fingernail or thumb. Down picking is known as claw-hammer, is the older of the two styles.
The Claw-hammer technique is the older style of playing banjo. It is the claw-like positioning of the hand, and the modern playing styles grew out of it. Claw-hammer involves striking the four main strings in a downward motion using the index or middle fingernail. Simultaneously, the shorter fifth drone string is played with the thumb using a lifting motion. Complex melodies can be played with the addition of techniques such as “drop thumb” and “double thumbing”.
While claw-hammer is largely aimed at creating driving rhythms, variations of the technique allow the player to sound single-string melodic notes, strum harmonic chords, and produce all sorts of percussive effects on the banjo’s head. A whole range of brushing and picking effects gives the banjo the ability to play a lead instrument role, rather than simply being an accompaniment to other instruments
The Bluegrass technique is playing styles that have been popularized by the banjo players:-
  • Keith style, named for Bill Keith emphasizes melodic figures.
  • Reno style is a three-finger technique with substantial single-string picking, that’s named for Don Reno.
  • Scruggs style, they are played using finger picks and all such styles feature rolls - repeated patterns of eighth notes that are played in eight-note patterns while the player’s left hand chords. By varying the rolls throughout a song, the banjo helps to create rhythms that work within the overriding beat to prevent bluegrass from sounding mechanistic.
The Bluegrass banjo has 5-strings. Every 5-string banjo is a Bluegrass banjo. You can learn Bluegrass on any playable 5-string. The difference between a Bluegrass banjo and a non-bluegrass 5-string has to do with construction more than anything.
In bluegrass music, a banjo roll is an accompaniment pattern played by the banjo that uses a repeating eighth-note arpeggio – a broken chord that played in a rising or descending order that subdividing the beat.

Banjo Tutor Provides Personalized Banjo Lessons

The Banjo tutor provides personalized instructions in the banjo lesson using Claw-hammer technique:-
  • Customised the Claw-hammer technique of the Banjo lessons and the rule is to practise slowly in order to learn fast,
  • Claw-hammer involves with a hit and brush down, striking the four main strings in a downward motion using the middle fingernail. Instruct the student to become proficient in hit, brush and pluck with the thumb to develop your own rhythmic pattern.
  • Practising the chord G, D7, C and many others, fretting banjo tabs of each chord at correct points and pressure to get the correct tune and melody.
  • Teach the student, how to create the third sound by pick up, hit down and slide patterns with the basic standard claw-hammer technique.
  • Basic music theory, the reading of musical notes, what are major, minor, augmented and diminished chords.
This personalized service is a standard programme of the banjo lessons in the Claw-hammer technique course. To engage a private Banjo tutor, please submit the "Request-Tutor-Form" or Call us : Mobile: 9385-5548 for Assistance.

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Banjo Lessons Fee guide. We reserved the rights to change at any time.

Fee per 4 lessons

Fee for next Grade.

Banjo Lessons: $160~$180
Plus : $10 to $15

What are the factors that cause the Music Lessons Fee to vary?

The home music lessons fee for one-to-one teaching by private music teacher. This serves as a guide. The actual music lessons fees may vary depending on the following: 
(a). Qualification of music teacher, 
(b). Music teacher’ experience, 
(c). Location of your home,
(d). Full-timer music teacher, 
(e). Part-timer music teacher.

Request for Private Banjo Tutor

To engage a private Banjo tutor, please submit the "Request-Tutor-Form" or Call us : Mobile: 9385-5548 for Assistance. We also accept voicemail, texts, What'sApp, if you want us to call you. We will find a suitable private Banjo tutor for you, as per your Request-Form. Feel free to browse the links on this site for more information.
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