Old-Time Banjo for the Absolute Beginner

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Course Overview

About this Course:

What is Up-Picking style of playing banjo? It is a great old style of banjo playing that plays the melody of the song with the index finger while adding a brush chord and pluck of the 5th string to the mix. It emphasizes the melody but is also a great accompiament to singing and an easy start to playing the banjo. It is also a great way to transition into the bluegrass/three-finger style of playing most are familiar with. No note reading or musical experience necessary! All that is needed is an excitement and willingness to learn! Let's get started!

Basic knowledge:

  • You will need a 5 string banjo a plastic or metal thumbtack and one metal finger pick.
  • All that is required is a willingness to learn and have a great time doing it.
  • You wil also need to be able to view and print PDF files.
  • The class is geared to the Absolute Beginner! No Experience is Necessary!


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Course content

What you will learn:

  • An Easy to Learn Old-Time Style of Banjo Playing call Up-Picking. Quick Success Quick Fun! No Experience Necessary! Easy and logical step by step method to learn Old-Time Up-Picking style banjo techniques and songs.
  • This course is intended for folks who have always had an interest in playing the banjo but didn't know where to start. The course is designed for folks who have never played an instrument before now! Lectures include everything you need! PDF files videos and audio files are included to help you practice!
  • Easy and logical step by step method to learn Old-Time Up-Picking style banjo techniques and songs.This course will have you playing banjo in the shortest amount of time and and fun doing it!
  • Play several standard banjo songs that will impress your family and friends!! (But is will also put you on the course to playing all sorts of banjo songs and is a pre-requisite start to learning the 3-finger banjo style.


  • Getting to Know the Banjo Basics
  • The Style of Up-Picking Broken Down
  • Banjo Techniques - What Make it Have that Banjoey Sound
  • Adding the Techniques to a Song
  • Extra Up-Picking Songs

About Course Provider

Simpliv LLC, a platform for learning and teaching online courses. We basically focus on online learning which helps to learn business concepts, software technology to develop personal and professional goals through video library by recognized industry experts or trainers.

Why Simpliv

With the ever-evolving industry trends, there is a constant need of the professionally designed learning solutions that deliver key innovations on time and on a budget to achieve long-term success.

Simpliv understands the changing needs and allows the global learners to evaluate their technical abilities by aligning the learnings to key business objectives in order to fill the skills gaps that exist in the various business areas including IT, Marketing, Business Development, and much more.

How to enroll?

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