Watch the Banjo for Guitar Players online guitar lesson by Ben Wright from Bluegrass Banjo for Guitar Players

The banjo has the potential to change your life in ways you can't imagine. It has a way of touching people that have only heard it a couple of times. Just the other day I randomly ran into one of the members of the world famous heavy metal band Slipknot. I was rehearsing in the green room at a show and he happened to be there for a book signing. I figured we had zero common ground to meet on musically and I couldn't have been more wrong. He asked me to play some for him and then told me with genuine emotion how much he loved the instrument and how the sound had always fascinated him. Heavy metal bluegrass? Probably not. But it was a great indicator of how wonderful the instrument is and how many lines it can cross, even outside of bluegrass.

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