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Old 04-13-2016, 05:37 PM   #1
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I just got an epiphone mb 200 and was wonderinh how hard it is to teach yourself to play the banjo
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:49 PM   #2
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Dunno, but I just bought my wife a Banjo for her birthday. A Gretsch, whatever the entry-level one is. It was like $250 and I got her 4 lessons at Guitar Center to go with it.

With any instrument I'd always advise someone to have at least a few sessions with a teacher. If you already play guitar it might not be difficult to sort of figure out the basics on your own, but every instrument is its own animal and someone who really knows what they're doing might at the very least be able to steer you away from some of the technique pitfalls that a person learning on their own might be prone to stumbling into.

I did most of my guitar learning on my own, and nearly 2 decades into it it's still a constant struggle to break my "bad habits" in terms of techniques. Had I had a little more patience for instruction as a teenager I might be a notably better guitarist today. Oh well.
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Dunno, but I just bought my wife a Banjo for her birthday. A Gretsch, whatever the entry-level one is. It was like $250 and I got her 4 lessons at Guitar Center to go with it.
Do girls like banjos?
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Do girls like banjos?
Mine does, I can't speak for the rest of them.
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The internet can teach you anything. Look for intro lessons on YouTube.
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I imagine it not being too hard. And when the going gets tough, YouTube is there to help!
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I cheated and tuned it to standard guitar tuning and faked it from there. But I wasn't making a long term commitment to banjo, just a one-night stand.
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