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Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Banjo: Everything You Need to Know to Start Playing the 5-String Banjo, Book & Online Video/Audio/Software (Teach Yourself Series) Details

Learn to play banjo and open up a brand new world of musical knowledge with this exciting method from Alfred Music. Beginners of all ages can start their journey to a lifetime of musical enjoyment. Alfred's Teach Yourself to Play Banjo teaches you to play 5-string banjo even if you've never held the instrument before. The book starts with the fundamentals such as the history of the banjo, its components, how to hold and tune it, caring for your very own instrument, and how to read standard musical notation. You will then move right along to playing different chords, strums, and songs, lesson by lesson, all while continuing to increase your knowledge of reading banjo music. You will learn important banjo techniques such as the hammer-on, pull-off, and more. There are also fingering charts and a dictionary of chords in G and C tunings. This best-selling book is now available with online media, featuring audio performances of every exercise and song, video lessons and performances for everything in the book, and TNT 2 software that lets you adjust the tempo and pitch as well as isolate parts. Upon completion of the book, you will be able to play your favorite songs on the banjo, read music, play more than a dozen different strums and perform with a musical group.Be your own teacher, and let Alfred Music be your resource every step of the way.


This book disappointed me. I'm a 55 yr old complete musical novice. This book's title should have been, "Teach Yourself to Play Banjo IF you are already a guitar player." It assumes you are musically literate. I'm not. I might pick up this book in another 6 months or so after I have used my other easier banjo books.This book is good if you know how to read musical scores. Other books for beginners have the notes written in an easier to understand format.My other major complaint is even if I could read the notes, the typeset is too small for my middle-aged eyes. I need reading glasses to read it. All in all, I wish I hadn't purchased this. There are better, easier books on the market.