INFO Banjo

The Banjo is considered the only instrument to originate in America.  This is certainly true of the 5-String Banjo.  Joel Sweeney added a 5-String or “drone string” somewhere between 1831 and 1840 and the modern 5-string banjo started to develop into what it is today.   The tablature, lessons, columns, articles and other information on this website are for or about the 5-string banjo. Most of the information also is about the three finger picking style which was used by many players, but taken to a whole new level by Earl Scruggs starting in the 1940’s.  We hope you enjoy the Banjo content available here and especially the tablature and  correponding mp3s that have not been available for many years until now.   “Happy Pickin!”