Five single-string licks

Single String Licks for 5-string banjo


What is Single String?

Single-string is a style made popular by banjo players such as Don Reno and Bela Fleck.  Technique-wise, for now, it is essentially alternating of the right hand fingers, whether that be Thumb-Index, or Index-Middle on one string. 

In the video, I play the licks and go over how to do each of them. These licks fit one measure of D to one measure of G.  I’m teaching you FIVE single-string licks you can add to a TON of bluegrass songs; they are applicable to everything from “Foggy Mountain Breakdown” to “Shucking the Corn.”

Finally, I demonstrate how you can string many of them together to create longer licks.  I also show how you can use pieces of the licks and generate even more ideas from the fragments.  Really, with a few licks, you can generate dozens of more.

These are some single-string licks I think you’ll get a lot of use out of and you can drive your bandmates (or significant other) crazy with! 🙂

Have fun and as always, let me know if you have any questions.

Here is the video!


If you are a glutton for punishment and need more banjo licks after this, go to my other blog about D minor melodic licks:

Five D minor Banjo licks

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