Banjo For Dummies: Book + Online Video and Audio Instruction, 2nd Edition
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Tablature is the written form of music for the banjo. While it looks much like conventional music, tablature provides banjo-specific information, such as what string you play and whether the string is open or fretted.

The five horizontal lines represent the five strings of your banjo, with the top line corresponding to the 1st string and the bottom representing the 5th string. The numbers indicate left-hand fretting positions, with 0 standing for an open string.


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Bill Evans is an internationally acclaimed five-string banjo player, teacher, historian, and recording artist, who has helped thousands of banjo players get the most out of their instruments. He's also performed throughout the world, and his CDs have topped both folk and bluegrass charts.

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