Bluegrass Basics: Getting Started on 5-String Banjo

Welcome beginner banjo players! If you've never played a lick on your instrument, these lessons are for you. Made by our partner Daily Banjo Licks these free lessons will get you playing bluegrass banjo in no time. Consisting of 20 lessons total, the first 9 are available here on

You can find all 20 lessons for free on here

Make sure your banjo is tuned to an open G chord, where the strings are tuned gDGBD (from top to bottom). The string numbers are 54321. Your fifth string is the short one :).  Need a tuner? Check this one out.