The Banjo Encyclopedia

If you want to teach yourself how to play the banjo, don’t buy a songbook—try this instead. Master your instrument. The Banjo Encyclopedia: Bluegrass Banjo from A to Z by Ross Nickerson teaches you how to build your knowledge of the five-string banjo from the ground up. First come the basics: Parts of a banjo.…… Continue reading The Banjo Encyclopedia

Choosing String Gauges for Acoustic Guitar

If you are buying acoustic guitar strings for the first time, you will soon realize that you have a bewildering array of options.  Different brands, different materials, different gauges…how do you decide? To make your life a little easier, let’s take a look at the topic of string gauges.  Most manufacturers offer three basic gauges:…… Continue reading Choosing String Gauges for Acoustic Guitar