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How to Hold
the Banjo

As you are learning to play, you should sit in a comfortable chair without arms. Hold the banjo so that you will be making chords with your left hand and using the right hand to pick the strings. Let the round part of the banjo rest between your legs and elevate the neck approximately to shoulder height. If you have a banjo strap be sure to use it so that it can hold the banjo neck up without any assistance from the left hand. When playing down the neck (on the first few frets) your right hand should be close to the bridge, and you should anchor your small finger and ring finger on the head of the banjo.

 

Most bluegrass banjo players use a plastic thumbpick and two metal fingerpicks.

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