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Fundamentals of Five-String Banjo

By Ross Nickerson

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Fundamentals of Five-String Banjo composed by Ross Nickerson. For Banjo (5-String). Saddle-stitched, Methods. Bluegrass. Beginning. Book/CD/DVD Set. 52 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.22044SET).

ISBN 9780786682522. Bluegrass. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

Ross Nickerson's Fundamentals of Five String Banjo Book, CD and DVD will help you get started with solid correct bluegrass banjo technique. Everything is covered in depth, demonstrated slowly for you and explained thoroughly.

The book has loads of helpful advice on all the banjo basics and features easy to read music tablature with both right and left hand figuring indications and accent marks for the melody notes.

The audio CD contains all the lessons and songs are demonstrated clearly at three speeds and also features backup play along tracks to practice with.

The DVD features high quality video with split screen technology and easy to use click through menus. Also included on the DVD is a special feature lesson on tuning the banjo, changing a string, putting on a strap, using the picks, tightening the head and other important banjo basics. The DVD has an added menu option for scrolling through the songs at the slow, medium or fast tempos separately.

In addition to all these important banjo fundamental lessons, here are some songs you'll learn: Boil the Cabbage Down, Tom Dooley, Old Time Religion, Two Dollar Bill, Cripple Creek, Blackberry Blossom and John Henry.