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Goodtime Banjos are the best option for beginners!!

Mantova's Two Street Music proudly carries Deerings' Goodtime Banjo Series.  As Deering says:

THE GOODTIME BANJOS ARE THE LOWEST PRICED AMERICAN MADE BANJOS.  THEY ARE SO ACCURATE, MANY PROFESSIONALS HAVE RECORDED WITH GOODTIME BANJOS. THE GOODTIME TWO BANJO IS ENHANCED FOR MORE PROJECTION OF SOUND BY INCLUDING THE BACK OF THE BANJO, CALLED A RESONATOR, WHICH PROJECTS THE SOUND TO THE AUDIENCE.. THIS IS THE BEST BUY ON THE MARKET!

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Perfecting Your Bluegrass Banjo Pulloff! (From Deering)

One of the first questions to arise in any pull-off study is the arrangement of the fretting fingers. Do we plant with our index finger, and pull with our middle?

While it is easier to commence a pull-off or push-off with a finger already on the second fret, real-life playing is more accurately mirrored by beginning with open strings. We don’t always have the privilege of a pre-fretted string to work with! For that reason, it is important to start each exercise—at least in the beginning—with open strings. Although the string fretted at the third fret will be sounded first, make a conscious effort to place both fretting fingers down at the same time. This will greatly reduce the buzz and clatter which often besets the pull/push-offs of beginners.

From Deering: The Importance of a Warm-Up Routine

(This article is available from Deerings' Nuts and Bolts Magazine)

by David Bandrowski

It doesn't matter what style of banjo playing you do, creating a warmup routine for yourself each time you pick up your banjo will help you progress and perform better. Playing the banjo requires some very specialized technique in your hands. If you try to come right out of the gate and play full speed, your playing is most likely going to be sloppy.

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