Dueling Banjos is something that many guitarists have their own unique techniques and tips on how to play. Of course the main thing for a beginner is to learn how to read a banjo.
So, let’s begin by talking about these two ‘techniques’ as they are commonly referred to. The first is the sound of the instrument and this we shall consider in the next paragraph. Let’s get started with a sound that beginners often miss – what do I mean?
One of the first things to try when playing a banjo is checking out its resonators. These are its resonators that are attached to the body of the instrument. By touching the resonator to the body of the instrument you will hear the sound.
Now, there are some people who think that all banjos have resonators. This is not true! While there is no standard banjo design, there are certain instruments that have resonators. This will allow you to play a little bit different from the others.
If you know the difference between resonators and body chords then it will come in handy during our lessons. You can also check out this information online.
So now you are ready to put the sound of the banjo to use! However, this is a technique that is easily learnt. You will only need the technique of opening the mouth while at the same time closing it quickly.
This technique will help you to make a sharper sound on the notes. Try using your tongue to open and close it quickly in your mouth. Also keep your fingers spread out and straight in order to give you an easy way to open your mouth.
The other important technique for learning how to play dueling banjos is the plucking sound. When learning to play banjos, it is a good idea to practise the plucking sounds.
You must know that the sound of the banjo is often more subtle than its sound produced by other types of instruments. This is due to the fact that the sound produced by a banjo is produced by the strings which are ‘deaf’. With practice you will be able to play a very subtle sound.
To get a deeper sound, you must try to pluck the strings with your fingers instead of your lips. The plucking sound is similar to the way that you will be making when you are doing a cover of a song. And also the sound that you would make while playing while singing.
The final technique that you will be using is the ‘falling’ technique. Now, this technique does not have a specific name. However, it is one of the most important techniques for learning how to play dueling banjos.
When starting out with this technique, make sure that you are not overdoing it. Do not strain yourself. When starting out, start slow and build up your speed as you become comfortable with your technique.