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Banjo For Dummies

Published 10-20-2020

<p><b>Here&rsquo;s the quick way to get&nbsp;pickin&rsquo; with the best of &lsquo;em&nbsp;</b></p> <p>The banjo is&nbsp;both&nbsp;a staple of old-time music and&nbsp;an instrument that makes&nbsp;frequent cameos in today&rsquo;s chart toppers. Whatever your musical leanings,&nbsp;<i>Banjo&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;will show you how to pick your way around your instrument, even if you have zero musical&nbsp;background! With a little practice&mdash;and the easy-to-follow instructions in this book&mdash;you can&nbsp;learn your way around the&nbsp;banjo, try out&nbsp;various musical&nbsp;styles, and&nbsp;discover what banjo culture is all about.&nbsp;</p> <p>Think of this&nbsp;For Dummies&nbsp;guide as your personal banjo tutor, as you learn how to buy, tune, hold, play, and have fun with your five-string.&nbsp;You can also go beyond the book with online video lessons and audio files that will get you picking even faster.&nbsp;Follow the guidance of respected banjo&nbsp;performer Bill Evans and soon you may find yourself&nbsp;jamming with&nbsp;a&nbsp;band or rubbing elbows with the pros at your local bluegrass festival.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <ul> <li>Learn the basics of banjo: how to strum chords, pick notes, and read tablature&nbsp;</li> <li>Add new styles to your repertoire, including clawhammer, three-finger styles, vamping, and classic banjo&nbsp;</li> <li>Play bluegrass music and learn how to network at festivals&nbsp;</li> <li>Choose the banjo and accessories that work for you, and discover how to keep them in good shape&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><i>Banjo&nbsp;For&nbsp;Dummies</i>&nbsp;is&nbsp;for&nbsp;anyone&nbsp;who want to learn&nbsp;to play&nbsp;the&nbsp;five-string&nbsp;banjo or brush up on banjo-playing skills. No experience required!&nbsp;</p>

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Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies

Published 04-20-2015

<p><b>Start picking the five-string banjo like a pro with this definitive guide to bluegrass banjo!</b><br /><br />Whether you&rsquo;re an absolute beginner or an experienced player, <i>Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies</i> gets you started off the right way and is your road map for mastering today&rsquo;s most popular traditional and contemporary banjo picking styles. Online audio and video clips combine with the book&rsquo;s clear step-by-step instructions to provide the most complete &ndash; and fun - banjo instruction experience available anywhere!</p> <p>Bluegrass banjo has never been more popular and is heard today not only in country and folk music, but in jazz, rock and country styles. <i>Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies</i> provides everything you need to know to play just about any kind of music on the five-string banjo by getting you started with the roll patterns essential to Scruggs style picking. You&rsquo;ll then add left-hand techniques such as slides, hammer-ons and pull-offs, play great sounding licks and perform classic tunes like &ldquo;Cripple Creek&rdquo; and &ldquo;Old Joe Clark.&rdquo; You&rsquo;ll navigate up the neck on the instrument as well as learn the essential skills you need to play with others in jam sessions and in bands. You&rsquo;ll even tackle contemporary banjo styles using melodic and single-string scales and picking techniques.</p> <ul> <li>Choose a banjo and accessories that are just right for you and your budget.</li> <li>Put on your fingerpicks, find your optimal hand position and start playing with the help of online audio and video.</li> <li>Explore the fingerboard using melodic and single-string playing styles.</li> <li>Accompany others in different keys with roll patterns and chord vamping techniques.</li> <li>Keep your banjo sounding its best with practical and easy set up tips.</li> </ul> <p>Bill Evans is one of the world&rsquo;s most popular banjo players and teachers, with over forty years of professional experience. In <i>Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies</i>, he shares the tips, secrets and shortcuts that have helped thousands of musicians, including many of today&rsquo;s top young professionals, to become great banjo players.</p>

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