Banjo Basics

Banjo Basics is a basic banjo method and training book. It presents various topics including: left and right hand technique, Bluegrass rolling (picking) patterns, fingering, the fretting hand, how to read banjo tablature, several basic Bluegrass tunes, and a graduation section. It also contains photos and graphic diagrams that demonstrate various techniques and practices. The pages below are from the Banjo Basics book. Clockwise from top: 1) Tablature showing chordal accompaniment to a basic tune. 2) Banjo Basics Table of Contents. 3) Graphic diagrams showing banjo chord structure. 4) Photo and diagrams showing banjo chords. And 5) Photos showing placement of banjo finger picks. Many more photos and graphics are used to demonstrate various technique concepts. The final segment of the Banjo Basics book is a graduation section with check-off boxes that the teacher can check as the student progresses through the book. Banjo Basics come with a companion CD (see graphic at the bottom of this page). To purchase Banjo Basics and it’s companion CD, return to the Basic Training page.