Welcome to fingerstylebanjo.com, home of the Breakthrough Banjo course.
The course is based on the Brainjo Method of instruction, the first neuroscience-based system of banjo instruction that’s designed specifically for the adult beginner.
So no matter your age or prior musical experience, you can learn to play.
And anyone can learn how to play the banjo!
All it takes is knowing the right things to do, at the right time.
Ready to become a banjo player? CLICK HERE TO GET STARTED
About the BRAINJO METHOD
Wanna learn more about The Brainjo Method of musical instruction?
Created by Dr. Josh Turknett, The Brainjo Method is the first neuroscience-based system of musical instruction designed specifically for the adult beginner.
The Brainjo Method is designed to provide the most fun, foolproof, and frustration-free path to learning the banjo.
Now, you don’t need to know anything about the brain science that’s behind the instruction you’ll receive.
However, if you are interested in learning more about the neuroscience that’s integrated into the Breakthrough Banjo course, then check out the bestselling book, “The Laws of Brainjo: The Art & Science of Molding A Musical Mind.“
“It’s not about the brain you have, but the brain you build.”
“Thanks for a simply beautiful learning resource and an elegant method. You’ve made an embarrassment of riches available…”
Firstly, thank you so much for helping me on my journey towards becoming an accomplished banjo player…The Brainjo Method fits perfectly with the way I learn as I’m sure it would for anyone willing to pay attention to what you teach and do the practice time required. The results so far have been stunning.
I was pretty well blown away by what I have learned in such a short time. As I now begin to read your articles I am learning why your method of learning works.
“I’m so loving your course. Haven’t been this excited about something in a long time. I’m naturally a slow learner, but I have stubbornness, and now your course on my side. “
“The course has given me the courage to tackle tunes and techniques that I would have thought were beyond me.”
“I’m already “successful” after only 8 months!
I’ve been able to consistently sit with my banjo an hour a day for several months. Bonaparte crossing the Rhine is up to speed. Soldiers Joy & Liberty are 2 songs, if I could play them, I could call it a career, Ha! But theres so much more the course makes accessible. I’m not retiring anytime soon!”
“I previously thought learning to play was not possible for me. I love the teaching style and logical step-by-step instructions. I really appreciate the way Josh explains the lessons in a logical way that builds my skills, and makes the process fun. I look forward to daily practices.”
“Prior to Breakthrough, I always dug a hole in my home practice sessions and then fell into it. Boredom prevailed and then my banjo would end up in the closet again. Breakthrough should be called Breakaway…. that’s what happened….
A goal of mine was to play in front of somebody one year ago… but by mid summer, I was leading an open play group. Scary progress….”
“It is helping me learn to play clawhammer banjo faster than I expected I would. I have reach the point where I can participate in local old time jam sessions, and I am having a great time.
I’m having fun and I’m learning. Thank you!”
“At 72, I had some anxieties. First, will I live long enough to get to be good at the banjo. Second, I’ll have to study a lot harder than a younger person. The Breakthrough Course and it’s philosophy has eliminated these two anxieties. I can learn at my own pace and practice is not a chore but an enjoyment.
I’d advise the Course for any other ” oldsters” who might be interested in the banjo.”
“I cannot stress how many times I had tried and failed at Drop Thumbing until I went through the Breakthrough Banjo Course and had it both explained to me and shown to me in depth alongside the exercises. Now it actually feels natural and I can hardly believe it.
“I only wish I had heard of this course sooner because clearly it can take anyone at any skill level and effectively teach them.. Not just to play songs, or tunes, but to create music and really grow.”