On the Outside Looking Out: 5-String Banjo Beyond Bluegrass by Leon Hunt. For 5-string banjo. Squareback saddle-stitched, Binding: Watkiss. Technique. Intermediate. Book/DVD Set. 96 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.30092DP).
ISBN 9780786684601. Technique. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.
There's no getting away from it, the 5-string banjo is about as American as apple pie. This poses something of a conundrum for those who love the instrument, but don't wish to be confined to bluegrass music. My own motives for straying musically were born out of necessity, but now the enjoyment and exploration of new musical styles are what guides me. This book and accompanying DVD are intended to help anyone who also wants to take their banjo playing to new exciting places.