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Recording King Banjo Contest Details!

by Ben Clark April 26, 2020 46 Comments

Recording King Banjo Contest Details!

Watch this video first!

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Step 1: Create a free account at BanjoBenClark.com!

Step 2: Learn a solo to "Wreck of the Old '97"

Find that lesson HERE 

 

Step 3: Post video playing with my rhythm track to YouTube, Instagram, or Facebook with hashtag #RKGiveawayand follow both me and Recording King!

If you have questions you may post them HERE!

 

Fine print:

  • Must post video to YouTube, Facebook, Instagram by Sunday, May 3, at 11:59PM Central.
  • Use hashtag #RKGiveaway so I can find your entry!
  • Play any of the 3 solos from the build-a-break lesson to receive an entry.
  • Rhythm track is required. See next rule.
  • Use one of the JamTrack MP3’s on the lesson page to record with. The speed doesn’t matter–you choose!
  • A maximum of one entry per person.
  • US residents receive free shipping. International participants can enter but must pay shipping, fees, and taxes. 
  • Video submissions must allow me to hear and see you play.
  • Winner will be randomly drawn from all eligible entries on Monday, May 4, and announced live on facebook as well as posted here.
  • An entry grants permission for me to possibly share entrant's name, general location, and video submission both here and to social media.
Ben Clark
Ben Clark


46 Responses

Luke
Luke

May 03, 2020

Hey Ben, I’ve just finished with a FB entry and did the RK tag. The ole banjo I have is a Whirle Gem Junior. The cool thing about it is that the fifth string tuner is not on the neck, but is at the back of the head stock and the string snakes through the neck to connect. Thanks for running the competition, it gave me a chance to motivate myself and learn a new song at the very least. Cheers!

Gary
Gary

May 03, 2020

OK. I submitted my video. Let’s see what happens! Thanks, Banjo Ben!

Ben
Ben

May 02, 2020

Kevin, all you need on the video is the #rkgiveaway hashtag. I asked everyone who enters to follow Recording King though to show your support. Thanks!

Ben
Ben

May 02, 2020

Marc, as long as you use the #rkgiveaway hashtag, I’ll find it!

Ben
Ben

May 02, 2020

Stephanie, you can play guitar for your entry! Thanks!

Ben
Ben

May 02, 2020

Perplexed, I’m hoping you can find someone to borrow an instrument from!

Ben
Ben

May 02, 2020

Santos, I can only accept a banjo or a guitar tuned to banjo. Thanks!

joel timmons
joel timmons

May 02, 2020

#RkGiveaway. Dont. Own. A. Guitar. Or. Banjo. Love. To. Wi

Kevin
Kevin

May 01, 2020

I uploaded my video on FB and put in the #RKGiveaway. However, I couldn’t find a way to tag Banjo Ben or Recording King. I didn’t see an option for that. Am I doing something incorrect?

Marc
Marc

May 01, 2020

I attempted to upload my entry to YouTube. Hopefully you can find it!

Stephanie Beltz
Stephanie Beltz

May 01, 2020

I have guitar- can I play the guitar version with background track? It says on the internet you will probably break a string if I tune to banjo notes😬. I can’t play it yet on guitar but willing to try!

Perplexed
Perplexed

May 01, 2020

Still waiting for answer to my question from a few days ago.
perplexed
April 27, 2020
You said its ok if we don’t own banjo or guitar. Then you said you want us to post a video of us learning and playing a song. How can we do that if we don’t own a banjo or guitar???

Santos
Santos

May 01, 2020

I have a Ukulele 4 string not Baritone can I use it to enter contest?

Greg Tarbell
Greg Tarbell

April 30, 2020

Love the sound of a banjo

Ben
Ben

April 29, 2020

Eduardo, no es necesario que envíe su video a los tres. No olvides el hashtag #rkgiveaway ¡Gracias por participar!

EDUARDO SANJUAN OROZO
EDUARDO SANJUAN OROZO

April 29, 2020

Buenas tardes Ben,
Es necesario entrar en Youtube, facebook e Instagram o puedo entrar sólo en uno para participar?
Thanks

Ben
Ben

April 29, 2020

Joshua, I sure do! Looking forward to yours! Thanks for the shoutout!

Ben
Ben

April 29, 2020

Elston, it doesn’t need to be loud, but I do need to be able to verify that you used the jam track. Of course hearing your pickin is more important! Looking forward to your entry!

Joshua Adkisson
Joshua Adkisson

April 29, 2020

Hey Ben! Do you personally listen to every entry clip? I put a shoutout at the end of mine lol

Elston Eppard
Elston Eppard

April 28, 2020

Hey Ben. Do you need to be able to hear the jam track in the video. My computer speaker isn’t very loud. I mostly just use my head phones.

Ben
Ben

April 28, 2020

Matt, my assistant Alicia just emailed you with some information about your account. Thanks!

Matt Castle
Matt Castle

April 28, 2020

Hi Banjo Ben – I’m working on the competition song and having a great time. However, when I go onto your website I can’t see your Free Silver Pack as you explain on your video above. Maybe because I signed up for a Gold Pick Trial last year at some point? Help! I want to enter the competition.

Thanks

Matt

Ben
Ben

April 28, 2020

Karen, it’s no problem at all that you’re a beginner. Just give it a go! I’ll be glad to get your entry!

ДАНИИЛ
ДАНИИЛ

April 28, 2020

Sorry for my last comment) I meant, the sad thing about is that the win is just a random. I had some really cool plans on this challenge, but then I understood that It goes like just random, I gave them all up(

And – sorry for my english! Greetings from Russia!

Даниил Авдеев
Даниил Авдеев

April 28, 2020

Eh, the sad thing about is that the win is just a random. I had some really cool plans on this challenge,

Karen
Karen

April 28, 2020

I know how to play a clarinet, =D and I’ve always wanted to play a banjo cause of Roy Clark on Hee Haw. My thing is I would be consider a true blue beginner who doesn’t know which string is G,A,E,C, etc… so is it ok if I sound terrible and slaughter the song? Just wondering for a mom who has children that can pick up an instrument it it like nothing to them. I like to surprise them AND my husband even if I don’t win I just like to surprise them with one song. I’ll watch your videos to help me. Thanks!

Lee G
Lee G

April 27, 2020

Just entered best of luck everyone..

Ben
Ben

April 27, 2020

Christopher, you’ll need to tune it. Looking forward to your entry!

Christopher Walter
Christopher Walter

April 27, 2020

So I have tune the guitar as a banjo or can I just pick it on the guitar..?? I’ve always wanted to pick up banjo… never really could afford one as I live in a poor community.. I hope I can get an entry to this contest.. thanks Ben

Ben
Ben

April 27, 2020

William, only banjos or guitars will qualify for this particular contest. Sorry! Hope you can get your hands on one so you can submit an entry!

Ben
Ben

April 27, 2020

Paul, as long as you use my rhythm track, your entry will qualify. Thanks!

Ben
Ben

April 27, 2020

Angela, make sure to watch the whole video! I realize it will be a challenge for some, but hopefully you can get your hands on a banjo or guitar. Maybe you could have a friend record and post your video for you.

PAUL FAIRBANKS
PAUL FAIRBANKS

April 27, 2020

Is the expectation to try and play the solo like you did, or is it ok to improvise a little?

William E Witherspoon
William E Witherspoon

April 27, 2020

Hi Ben this is William still have a fiddle and a mandolin but no guitar can I try a mandolin? My uncle Lee Stoneking played it on a fiddle. Have a blessed day.

Ben
Ben

April 27, 2020

Rita, you can absolutely participate! The contest is for everyone!

Angela  Benson
Angela Benson

April 27, 2020

You want to watch a video of me holding a broom and “air” playing it as I don’t own a banjo? And how do I create a video? My laptop is ancient and doesn’t have a camera. I also don’t have a smart cellphone. Your contest rules are unrealistic.

Jerry Scott
Jerry Scott

April 27, 2020

I am new to the banjo at 75 years old . I would like a new banjo but not good enough and don’t know how to upload to YouTube

Rita Laderoute
Rita Laderoute

April 27, 2020

Can I enter the banjo contest. I am a gold pick member, but it seems this contest is only for new members?

perplexed
perplexed

April 27, 2020

You said its ok if we don’t own banjo or guitar. Then you said you want us to post a video of us learning and playing a song. How can we do that if we don’t own a banjo or guitar???

Luke
Luke

April 27, 2020

Excited to enter. Thanks Banjo Ben.

Timothy
Timothy

April 27, 2020

Can’t wait to start working on this and post my video. Thank you Banjo Ben and recording King!

Libby
Libby

April 27, 2020

It is way more fun that we get to play. We can all use a fun productive challenge during this time at home. Thanks Banjo Ben and Recording King!!!

Ben
Ben

April 27, 2020

Hey Tim, make sure to watch the whole video! Surely you can get your hands on a guitar or banjo and submit the basic melody solo. Sure, it’s a challenge but it’s worth it! Most anyone can get access to a guitar ;)

Tim Bevil
Tim Bevil

April 27, 2020

I was really hoping to have a chance to win your banjo so that I could learn to play. A bit disappointed I need to already know how.

Luke
Luke

April 27, 2020

I think I’ll have a go at this one. Better get busy lol! It’s my birthday on Wednesday, so lets hope I can wrangle me a birthday banjer.

James Gustason
James Gustason

April 26, 2020

I had to sell my banjo to pay for bills I wish I hadn’t I missed it ever since good luck to whoever wins it.

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