Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafesj

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
Owlkat Help: Banjo books (20) RE: Help: Banjo books 13 Jan 00

Ha, another banjo player!!!
There IS a dog!

I've seen and used a number of banjo books since I started to play. I actually started with the Pete Seeger book, which gives a lot of handy info and an introduction to picking, fingerstyle, and frailing styles, and tunes.
If you want to get Scruggs style picking instead of frailing, there is the Earl Scruggs book, which gives a good start with banjo rolls, and common tunes.
Since those books came out, there have been a LOT of banjo books written.
Bob Carlin wrote a book for melodic banjo, which has useful stuff in it, as long as you've got a grip on reading tab.
If I had my music library with me I could give you more titles. Hope these help.
Good luck.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.