Rick McKeon's "Banjo University!"

I have organized these lessons into a course of study. Banjo 100 to Banjo 1000 make up a complete course of study from "Absolute Beginner" to "Intermediate Banjo Player." If you work through all these lessons you will "graduate." You won't get a diploma but you will be able to play the banjo! So, work through them and let me know what you think at rmckeon4@cableone.net

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Banjo 100: Basic Roll Patterns and Technique
Let's Play Banjo! - PDF Booklet
Tuning The Banjo: G Tuning
Alternating Thumb Roll Page 6 PDF Page 6 TEF
Licks and Runs Page 7 PDF Page 7 TEF
Forward Roll Page 6 PDF Page 6 TEF
Forward Reverse Roll Page 6 PDF Page 6 TEF
Practice Routine Suggestions Practice.PDF
Speed Building Tab - PDF Tab - TEF
Fretting Chords: How To Ger A Clear Sound PDF
Banjo 200: Beginning Level Songs
Banjo In The Hollow Tab - PDF Tab - TEF
Boil Them Cabbage Down Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Bury Me Beneath The Willow Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Clinch Mt. Backstep Tab - PDF Tab - TEF
Cripple Creek Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Arrangement - PDF
Froggie Went A-Courtin' Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Home Sweet Home Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Hot Corn Cold CornTab - PDFTab - TEFLyrics - PDF
Mountain Dew Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Pig In A PenTab - PDFTab - TEFLyrics - PDF
The Ballad of Jed Clampett Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Tom Dooley Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Worried Man Blues Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
You Are My Sunshine Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Banjo 300: Video Jam Tracks
Backup Banjo: Vamping Page 20
Here are some rules regarding jam etiquetteJam Etiquette
Introduction To Jam Tracks
Jam Track: Boil Them Cabbage Down
Jam Track: Worried Man Blues
Jam Track: Pig In A Pen
Jam Track: Hot Corn Cold Corn
Substitution Licks Tab - PDF Tab - TEF
Banjo 400: MP3 Jam Tracks
Boil Them Cabbage Down 80 bpm 120 bpm
Cripple Creek 80 bpm 120 bpm
Worried Man Blues 100 bpm 120 bpm
Pig in a Pen 100 bpm 120 bpm
Hot Corn Cold Corn 100 bpm 120 bpm
Two Dollar Bill80 bpm100 bpm120 bpm
Banjo 500: Intermediate Level Songs
Banjo Signal Tab - PDF Tab - TEF
Dixie Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Hot Corn Cold Corn Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Jesse James Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Jesse James: Right Hand Closeup
Pig In A Pen Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Rocky Top Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Wildwood Flower Tab - PDF Tab - TEF
Banjo 600: Gospel Songs
Angel Band Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
I'll Fly Away Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Jam Tracks for I'll Fly Away 100 bpm 120 bpm
Shall We Gather At The River Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
What A Friend We Have In Jesus Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Why Me Lord Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Why Me Lord - Melody Only Tab Tab - PDF Tab - TEF
Will The Circle Be Unbroken Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Will The Circle Be Unbroken - RH fingering Tab - PDF Tab - TEF
Banjo 700: Christmas Songs
Mary Did You Know? Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
What Child Is This? Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Banjo 800: Alternate Tunings
Double C Tuning
Stephen Tab - PDF Tab - TEF
Gm Tuning
House of the Rising Sun Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Mary Did You Know? Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Open D Tuning
Fishin' Blues Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
John Henry Tabs - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Glory Glory with Slide Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Banjo 900: Pop, Rock, Blues and Classical
Knocking On Heavens Door Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Arrangement - PDF
My Sweet Lady Lyrics - PDF
Rag Mama Tab - PDF Tab - TEF Lyrics - PDF
Rag Mama - Alternate Licks Tab - PDF Tab - TEF
Banjo 1000: Music Theory
Music Theory for Banjo Players
Lesson 1: The Major Scale Booklet - PDF
Lesson 2: Key Signatures
Lesson 3: How To Read Tablature
Lesson 4: Timing Part 1
Lesson 5: Timing Part 2
Lesson 6: Chord Construction
Lesson 7: Vamping With Movable Chords Jam Track
Lesson 8: Playing up the Neck
Lesson 9: Chords in a Key
Lesson 10: Harmonized Scales
Lesson 11: Musical Intervals
More Theory
How To Memorize A Song
Creating Banjo Arrangements
Swing Eighths
Musical Pitch and MIDI Numbers