Hammer Ons & Pull Offs On The 5-String Banjo with Ryan Cavanaugh

2 comments Apr 18, 2021

Learn how to use hammer ons and pull offs to make you 5-string banjo playing more expressive with this lesson by Ryan Cavanaugh.



  • Glen April 19, 2021 at 6:42 am

    Thanks for the enlightenment and inspiration.
    Hammers are great, I like following with a slide or a bend in one fluid motion. Adds a nice bluesy tone.
    I’m sure there’s a proper term and notation for it but I refer to it as a hammered bend or bent hammer or a hammered slide.
    A slow deep bend with a pull off adds some nice character as well.
    Enjoying your videos, cheers.

  • Sam April 18, 2021 at 5:55 pm

    Enjoyed Cavanaugh hammer on and pull off lesson. I need those basic skills. Seeing and hearing helps since all of my friends seem to be into hard rock. John Lennon’s first musical instrument was a banjo says the internet. Also love that beautiful Deering I bought from David. I love music that takes me back in time. The banjo is a time machine.

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