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Dec 3, 2021 - 12:52:46 AM
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170 posts since 1/7/2011

I just relaunched "Jazz Banjo Radio" on live365.com. I streamed 4 string banjo music for 13 years and then the RIAA convinced congress to increase the royalty rates for streaming broadcast. The cost shut down Live365. It was started up again a few years ago but with higher fees to operate. I'm trying it again and looking to see if listeners would help support the cost. The music is both tenor and plectrum banjos

Jazz Banjo Radio

If you're interested, my Patreon page will be used to support the radio station: it will have solos, lesson, techniques and interviews, The content is for plectrum banjo. The idea of the video lessons is to attract more beginners to learn to play the banjo. There is also intermediate videos. The ukulele is so popular because it has 4-strings and is easy to start playing. The plectrum has 4-strings and can do the same things that a ukulele can do.

The radio station costs $60 a month to stream but will have commercials. For $100 a month it will stream without commercial. I have a large library of music so the music will be rotated on a regular basis.

Jazz Banjo Patreon

You can preview the lessons, when they are posted on YouTube:

YouTube Channel - Jazz Banjo Radio

Let me know your thoughts on all of this?

Thank you,

John Mumford

Dec 3, 2021 - 10:53 AM

184 posts since 11/8/2014
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Anything for tenors?

Dec 3, 2021 - 3:25:53 PM

170 posts since 1/7/2011

Jazz Banjo Radio plays tenor banjo music. The Patreon page is only plectrum right now. The plectrum is closer to the guitar in tuning and is the same as C tuning for the 5-string banjo plectrum. I'm trying to teach more of a folk/roots style and not the Eddie Peabody style of playing. I would like to see more people take up the banjo just like so many people are playing the ukulele. There are some tenor players I may collaborate with in the future. Thank you for your interest.

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