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Earl Scruggs and the 5-String Banjo

Revised and Enhanced Edition

By Earl Scruggs

Book/Online Audio Banjo
Revised and Enhanced Edition. Hal Leonard Banjo. Instructional, Method and Bluegrass. Instructional book (softcover) and accompaniment audio. With introductory text. 200 pages. Published by Hal Leonard (HL.695765).

Item Number: HL.695765

ISBN 9780634060427. 9x12 inches.

The best-selling banjo method in the world! Earl Scruggs's legendary method has helped thousands of banjo players get their start. The Revised and Enhanced Edition features more songs, updated lessons, and many other improvements. It includes everything you need to know to start playing banjo, including: a history of the 5-string banjo, getting acquainted with the banjo, Scruggs tuners, how to read music, chords, how to read tablature, right-hand rolls and left-hand techniques, banjo tunings, exercises in picking, over 40 songs, how to build a banjo, autobiographical notes, and much more! The book/CD version includes a CD with Earl Scruggs playing and explaining over 60 examples.

  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown 
  • Little Darling Pal Of Mine 
  • Earl's Breakdown 
  • My Cabin In Caroline 
  • Your Love Is Like A Flower 
  • Flint Hill Special 
  • Ballad Of Jed Clampett 
  • Roller Coaster 
  • Cumberland Gap 
  • Careless Love 
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home 
  • John Henry 
  • Foggy Mountain Chimes 
  • Sally Ann 
  • Cripple Creek 
  • Ground Speed 
  • Old Folks 
  • HOme Sweet Home 
  • Ground Hog 
  • Pretty Polly 
  • Lonesome Road Blues 
  • Randy Lynn Rag 
  • Reuben 
  • Good Times Are Past And Gone 
  • Sally Goodwin 
  • Dear Old Dixie 
  • American Made-World Played 
  • Bleeker Street Rag 
  • Broad River 
  • Carolina Boogie 
  • Carolina Traveler 
  • Instrumental In D Minor 
  • Loraderojost 111 Breakdown 
  • Nashville Blues 
  • Pedal To The Medal 
  • Pick Along 
  • Silver Eagle 
  • Station Break 
  • String Bender 
  • Train Number Forty-Five 
  • Yonder Stands Little Maggie 
  • Hot Corn, Cold Corn 
  • Shuckin' The Corn 
  • You Bake Right With Martha White 
  • When I Left East Virginia 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    Charles Paul
    Van Buren, Maine
    Difficulty Level:
  • January 16, 2009 Best second book to get

    This is the best (second book) a beginning banjo player should get. Bluegrass Banjo by Peter Wernick should be your first. Bluegrass Banjo will teach you "everything" you need to know before you move up to this. The songs in this book are the real thing. Earl Scruggs at his...

    best. This book comes with a cd (used to be a record album) that is great but it does not include most of the songs in the book. you need to get some Flat and Scruggs cds so you can hear all of the songs. I did this almost 30 years ago and it made me the player I am today. If you learn this book, your friends and family will beg you to play at every cookout, party, and hoe down.

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  • 5

    Dick Shriver
    Berlin Germany
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  • April 25, 2007 Best instruction manual for banjo

    I think I have most of the available instruction manuals for playing the five string banjo. This is the best I've seen -- recognizing that what is good for one player may not be so good for another. It's also fun to have Earl Scruggs himself taking you thru...

    the paces step by step -- and he's less complicated than I had expected.

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