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

How you hold a banjo can affect your playing. Here we cover a good way to hold the instrument while sitting and standing. A bluegrass banjo can be an extremely heavy instrument and you want to consider your back if you're playing it for long periods of time. Many people play standing up and I found it best to start rehearsing that way when I joined my first band.