Tag Archives: Recording King

Should I Refinish my Banjo?

One of the most common questions I get is “should I refinish my Banjo?” There are differing opinions but there are also realities to banjo finish.   The new coat of finish will absolutely make the banjo look better but it can also kill the harmonious sound that banjo once produced.  The science behind tone and […]

How to Use a Metronome with 5 string banjo

How To Use A Metronome The metronome will help you increase speed and play with the correct timing, particularly when learning new breaks or solos. You may want to have your banjo and a metronome handy. As you read through this, if you have had any of the following experiences, a metronome can help: 1. […]

Playing 5 string Banjo Clearly Above The 18th Fret

I discovered the challenge of getting clear notes above the 18th fret when recording and having muted notes, the wrong notes and even no notes just the percussive sound of the string hitting the next higher fret. One thing that affects the sound is the challenge of getting the left hand fingers between the frets […]