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20 New Banjo Lessons from Tony Trischka

new banjo lessons from tony trischka

While recently visiting the ArtistWorks studio in Napa, CA Tony spent some time recording new banjo lessons for his online students. Many of these were requested by the students, including some breakdowns of some classic banjo tunes. 

Here’s a list of all the new banjo lessons available: 


  • "Boil Them Cabbage" in C with Osborne Rolls
  • "Cluck Old Hen" with Osborne Rolls
  • Keeping a Positive Attitude
  • Left Hand Positioning for Beginners
  • 11 Ways to Leave Your Level (for Beginner and Intermediate)
  • "Old Cat Died" Up the Neck
  • Practicing Techniques and Reaching Goals (for Beginner + Intermediate)


  • "Swanee Jig" with Pull-Offs
  • "Whoa Mule"
  • "Cindy" by Pete Seeger
  • "Bill Cheatham" Hammer On Etude
  • Earl’s Downward Thumb Rake
  • "We Wish You A Merry Christmas"
  • "Little Liza Jane" Orren Jenkins D Tuning
  • "Remington Ride"
  • "Cackling Hen"


  • "The Danny Thomas" (Tony Trischka Original Song)
  • "Bach: Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"
  • "Other Drones Part 6: Cripple Creek Variation"
  • "Other Drones Part 7: 4th String Pattern"  

For anyone not a current member of the Online Banjo School with Tony Trischka, here's a sample lesson from the new content. In this Beginner banjo lesson, Tony shows you something he picked up from Earl Scruggs after watching him play. This is part of a series of new lessons Tony did on "Boil Them Cabbage" in C using Osborne Rolls, which are named after the great banjo player Sonny Osborne. 

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