Watch the Right-Hand Basics online guitar lesson by Ben Wright from Bluegrass Banjo for Guitar Players

Right hand technique is 80%+ of the skill in playing the banjo. This section hits all the basics and will start to prepare you to play tunes. As with guitar, you need to build muscle memory in your hands. Once you're comfortable playing what I show you in these sections without thinking too hard about it, you'll be able to focus on chord progressions and more advanced techniques.