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Middle finger taps on banjo head

Posted by BryanWB on Friday, May 29, 2009

Hi Guys and Gals

I recently got an adjustable strap for my banjo, and prefer to wear the banjo higher than normal, it just suits my physique.

The main problem I've got is that, having long fingers, my middle right-hand finger keeps tapping on the banjo head.

Maybe it's just that I have to sort it out myself. I've raised the arm-rest as far as it will go, and try to wear my finger-picks short, which is also working ok, but any tips would be helpful so I can stop that annoying head-tapping!

Thanks in advance. And best wishes to everyone from here in Devon, England. Bryan.

2 comments on “Middle finger taps on banjo head”

Texasbanjo Says:
Friday, May 29, 2009 @5:43:42 AM

It may be your hand position or you may be digging in too deep with that middle finger when you pick a string.

Try arching your wrist a little more and see if that helps.

Watch when you pick and see if your finger is digging in too deep into the string and that's causing the finger to hit the head.

The tip of the pick should just graze the string as you pick it.  If the middle of the pick is hitting the string, you're digging in too deep.

pilgrim1 Says:
Friday, May 29, 2009 @9:44:40 AM

Long fingers? Oh how I wish!!

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