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Play an Easy Song on the Banjo

Thumb Lead style banjo is the easiest way for a complete beginner to play the banjo.  Watch closely and you can see the right hand Thumb plays a steady rhythm, similar to the chorus of Cripple Creek.  The piece is repeated in slowmotion at the end so you can see more clearly what’s going on.

Join the Banjo Academy and get access to a set of five videos breaking this song down into easily digested small parts.  Plus a set of supporting videos explaining how the Thumb Lead style works.

The Ultimate Easy-Way To Play The Banjo

Page updated 27th December 2018