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Just Starting Banjo?
Learn with Casey Henry This Fall

Join Casey Henry for a monthly series of workshops walking you through the New Beginning Banjo series. You'll learn the tune from the video, then in class you will work with in many different ways to help you internalize it. Casey will show you how to practice the tune to get it in your head and in your fingers.  See the schedule and sign up here.

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Half-Price DVD of the Month:
Improvising: The First Stage

Murphy takes you up the neck of the banjo on this intermediate DVD/download, teaching you high breaks for five bluegrass standards, as well as fancy backup licks to go with each. Make sure to do these lessons in order as each builds on the one before it.  Watch a clip and order it here.

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Brand New Release:
Minor Chords

E minor? A minor? D minor? Where the heck are they on the banjo? How do I find them? And what about all the other minor chords? Where are they? This video explains all that in Murphy’s down-to-earth teaching style. Which is to say, she makes it understandable. It’s everything you wanted to know about minor chords: how to find them and use them. *This new release is not discounted.  Watch a clip and order it here.

 

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Murphy Henry Featured on Bluegrass Unlimited Podcast

In Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine's weekly podcast episode host Dan Miller talks with Murphy Method co-founder Murphy Henry about her by-ear learning method and the banjo camps she hosts in Winchester, Va.   Listen to it here, or on your favorite podcast platform.

Newest DVD!

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New Last Year

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Start Out Right!

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Guitar Basics

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Mandolin Basics

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Which DVD Comes Next?

We've recently updated our recommended song order for all levels of our DVDs. Because our method and material were developed over many years, we've found better ways to teach now than just plowing straight through each DVD. Take a minute to look over our ideal order for learning at every level. These are for the original releases of the DVDs. If you have NEW Beginning Banjo 1, 2, and 3 just go straight through, and don't stray from the path!

Beginning Banjo Track

Intermediate Banjo Track

Advanced Banjo Track Part 1

Advanced Banjo Track Part 2

News and Notes

Murphy Method Banjo Camps Dates:
 We hold our camps in Winchester, Va. Murphy and Casey Henry will be your teachers. To see details visit our camps page.

Intermediate Banjo Camp - April 8-10, 2022

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