Ron Block Banjo Workshop 4+

Ron Block

Designed for iPad

    • 3.4 • 5 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



The Ron Block Banjo Workshop is a banjo instruction app designed for every level. Whether you’ve just bought a banjo, or you’re intermediate, or even if you’re an advanced player, there is plenty of material in the app for you. Ron has been playing banjo for over three decades with Alison Krauss & Union Station and has been encouraging and inspiring students in the U.S. and the U.K. for years.

All material is designed to create a solid foundation and yet enhance your own creativity on the banjo.

Beginning Banjo is designed to take you from knowing nothing about playing the banjo through chords, rolls, and a tune.

Developing New Licks and Ideas shows how to take licks and change them around to make new variations.

Creating Melody-Based Solos will give you tools to learn to find melodies quickly.

Bending Strings in a Bluegrass Context explains Ron’s string-bending techniques.

Mini-Lessons are short clips to give you solid concepts and ideas for practicing and playing.

Song/Tune Lessons:
“Man of Constant Sorrow,” from the O Brother Where Art Thou soundtrack

“Clinch Mountain Backstep,” from Ron’s banjo instrumental album Hogan’s House of Music. Explore syncopation, string-bending, and other core aspects of Ron’s banjo style.

“Foggy Mountain Special,” Ron’s solo from the Earl Scruggs tribute album.

“The Old Hometown,” Earl Scruggs-style solo from Flatt & Scruggs.

“You Don’t Know My Mind,” J.D. Crowe-style solo from a live J.D. Crowe & the New South recording.

Banjo Music Videos
“Foggy Mountain Rock” - a live video of the tune from Hogan’s House of Music.

“Happy Chappy/Marinie’s Melody” – from Banjophonics, Ron second album with Irish tenor banjo wizard Damien O’Kane - Bluegrass blended with Irish/Celtic and other influences.

“You Are My Sunshine” – a live video of the tune from Hogan’s House of Music.

“’65 Mustang Blues” - a live video of the tune from Hogan’s House of Music.

“Trip to Portugal/Giuseppe’s” – from Banjophony, Ron’s first album with Irish tenor banjo wizard Damien O’Kane - Bluegrass blended with Irish/Celtic and other influences.

“Hogan’s House of Boogie” - a live video of the tune from Hogan’s House of Music.

“Phoebe’s/The Banjo Strikes Back”

“Clinch Mountain Backstep” - a live video of the tune from Hogan’s House of Music.

And more!

The Traditional Banjo Workbook
All the Scruggs-style and Crowe-style tablatures from Ron’s long out-of-print The Traditional Banjo Workbook.

Banjo Inspiration
One-page thoughts designed to keep you moving forward in your playing and practice.

Question & Answer Livestreams
Regular livestreams in the app will get your banjo questions answered.


The download of Ron Block Banjo Workshop is free of charge. There is no free trial. Should you use Ron Block Banjo Workshop app, we offer one of the following options:

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What’s New

Version 3.10.8

Bugfixes and New Feature

Ratings and Reviews

3.4 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

Blue Line banjo player ,

High quality instruction

Anyone who has ever listened to AKUS and witnessed Ron Block’s mastery of the fret boards would be equally impressed with his down to earth teaching approach. To have him getting down to the beginner banjoist’s level and sharing his musicality is a great benefit to all banjo enthusiasts. I enjoy every minute of his instruction and even after having played the banjo for over 50 years, I still learn and adapt my methods of playing.

Em yj ,

Everything I wished for!

This app is great. Thank you Ron Block.

Syarhey3456 ,

Foes not open

I could not launch any videos. Server error all the time.

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