Deering Banjo Masterclass

SEASON 2 | Backup Concepts & Ideas

About The Masterclass

Join us for an Intermediate/Advanced Banjo Masterclass Series with Jens Kruger. In this FREE series Jens will go in depth over advanced musical concepts that you can apply to your banjo playing.Each class will feature two different topics, and will be followed a week later by a dedicated Q&A session. Please see the schedule below and we look forward to seeing you there.

Future Topics Include

Wonderful World Of Banjo Tunings
Practical Improvising Tips and Tricks
Creating Your Own Style
Banjo Setup / Live Amplification & Recording Gear

Musical Dialog Versus Ostinato
Building Blocks Of Composition

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