Ben’s ‘Section Rolls’ lesson (part of the Banjo 103 Right Hand Rolls lesson) is where I started.
The banjo is not easy to learn. I have been playing guitar for 28 years but I spent 7 or 10 days just doing the ‘Section Rolls’ lesson over and over again before I thought about tackling a song. I practised at least 2 hours (usually more) a day, 7 days a week.
Now this lesson will cost you $19.95 (well, subscription for a month will cost you $19.95). It depends on how badly you want to learn to play. For me, the price was not a problem if I was able to learn.
If you already tried out this lesson and that did not work for you, then that’s another story but if you didn’t try the Banjo 103 lesson, then I would think that if you really want to learn, $19.95 is not too much to spend.
If you haven’t tried it, there is a free tryout option which will give you access to more (I think) than just the free video lessons. I would sign up and check out the Banjo 103 lesson.
Also the free videos are older ones, before Ben really got his teaching format worked out. The newer ones (like the Banjo 103 lesson) are much more detailed and go at a much slower pace which is very good if you’re just starting out. They are worth paying for.