Beginners 5-String Banjo Course

Not currently running. If you would be interested in taking this course in the future, please contact Coda.

Wednesdays 1.30-3pm£90 for a 6 week course at Coda Music CentreLed by Chris Hopgood

What could be more perfect for the Summer than lying back in your hammock and picking away on a banjo? The 5-string banjo is one of the most recognisable sounds of American folk music, as well as becoming popular in popular music and rock music, it is a far more versatile instrument than it is often given credit for.

This six week course will introduce you to the basics of American style 5-string banjo. You will be learning some basic tunes, chord shapes and rolls. Other topics covered will also include accompanying songs, left hand technique and frailing.

The course will be taught in Open-G tuning (if you don’t know what that means, don’t worry, it too will be covered on the course).

We do have a couple of Banjos which can be used for the sessions, so let us know when you book if you need to borrow one.

For more information, give us a call on 01425 276 161or email

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At Coda, near Christchurch, on the Dorset/Hampshire border. We offer music tuition for all ages and abilities in piano, strings, woodwind, guitars, drums and vocals. Lessons can be one-to-one, in pairs or groups – depending on preference and budget. Classes are offered at a variety of times – just get in touch for current availability.

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