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The Banjo Encyclopedia

Bluegrass Banjo from A to Z

By Ross Nickerson

Banjo (5-String) - Beginning-Intermediate
Bluegrass Banjo from A to Z. Composed by Ross Nickerson. Perfect binding, Reference. Encyclopedia. Bluegrass. Book/CD Set. 228 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99443BCD).

Item Number: MB.99443BCD

ISBN 9780786670741. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

The Banjo Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, in-depth banjo instructional tool that covers the many intricacies of bluegrass banjo playing, including numerous topics that may have been overlooked in banjo instruction to date. The Banjo Encyclopedia can take a student from the beginning, to intermediate, and right through to more advanced styles of banjo playing. Ross Nickerson uses his many years of experience helping hundreds of aspiring banjo pickers by offering the banjo student an opportunity to learn in a practical, straightforward manner. This wide-ranging banjo instructional book will focus on many techniques that will help every aspect of a banjo player's musicianship while simplifying many subjects in the learning process. The included 99-track CD recording will enable the student to learn easily by hearing author Ross Nickerson demonstrate each song, and perform many of the banjo licks and phrases included in the book slow, and up to tempo. The CD also includes an advanced song section with a full bluegrass band accompanying Ross along with additional intermediate songs for the student to learn. The Banjo Encyclopedia is undoubtedly one of the most complete five-string banjo books on the market today and a must for every banjo player's collection.

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  • 2010-04-28 00:00:00.0 Banjo Essentials

    This book is a must for anyone thinking of taking up the challenge of the banjo. I have bought many books but this is the ultimate; everything you wanted to know about the banjo but were too frightened to ask. Well done Ross.

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