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Learn Dueling Banjos and other favorite bluegrass banjo songs from BanjoTeacher.com and Ross Nickerson with easy to read and use Book, CD and DVD. High Quality DVD with split screen technology showing both hands close up. Both the DVD and Audio CD demonstrate each song at slow, medium and "up to speed" tempo for easier learning.

12 popular 5-string banjo tunes in tablature with accompanying DVD and CD to learn each song from.

Songs Include: Dueling Banjos, Wreck of the Old 97, Rocky Top, Bill Cheatum, Reuben's Train, Ballad of Jed Clampett (Beverly Hillbillies) Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Old Joe Clark, She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain, Will The Circle Be Unbroken,Rolling in My Sweet Baby's Arms and bonus song; America The Beautiful.

I get a lot of compliments and results from my students with The Banjo Song Book. It's easy to read, the arrangements are solid, the melody really comes out (accents in the tab included) and they are excellent confidence builders. The DVD quality, easy to lick through menus and CD demonstrations at two tempos should be very helpful.

...Your lessons and teaching methods are the best! I've purchased a lot of books and dvd's from other artists, but find your way to be the best..

....your book Banjo Song Book is simply incredible...


Reuben's Train Sample Video
Each video demonstrates the song at a slow, medium and faster or "up to speed" version. This is the faster speed.

Accents inserted for melody notes, easy to read tablature, and more.

All Lesson demonstrations are slowed down for easy learning

The Banjo Songbook is a very comprehensive wire bound book that includes text instruction for each song along with detailed tablature showing the picking and fretting hand used, as well as accent marks inserted for melody notes.


The arrangements of these songs are all rooted in the Earl Scruggs style and accent the melody. They are great for students at a beginning and intermediate level that want to expand their repertoire with some easy to play arrangements of popular five string banjo tunes. They aren't terribly complex but they sound great. There are also tips included for each song to help you learn them easier. Between, the CD and DVD of the songs performed at three speeds and the extra heads up tips and instruction, you will really have an advantage.

Beverly Hillbilly's Sample Lesson Video
This sample is demonstrating the Medium Tempo Version



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The Banjo Song Book

Learn Dueling Banjos and other favorite bluegrass banjo songs from BanjoTeacher.com and Ross Nickerson with easy to read and use Book, CD and DVD. High Quality DVD with split screen technology showing both hands close up. Both the DVD and Audio CD demonstrate each song at slow, medium and "up to speed" tempo for easier learning.

12 popular 5-string banjo tunes in tablature with accompanying DVD and CD to learn each song from.

Songs Include: Dueling Banjos, Wreck of the Old 97, Rocky Top, Bill Cheatum, Reuben's Train, Ballad of Jed Clampett (Beverly Hillbillies) Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Old Joe Clark, She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain, Will The Circle Be Unbroken,Rolling in My Sweet Baby's Arms and bonus song; America The Beautiful.

I get a lot of compliments and results from my students with The Banjo Song Book. It's easy to read, the arrangements are solid, the melody really comes out (accents in the tab included) and they are excellent confidence builders. The DVD quality, easy to lick through menus and CD demonstrations at two tempos should be very helpful.

...Your lessons and teaching methods are the best! I've purchased a lot of books and dvd's from other artists, but find your way to be the best..

....your book Banjo Song Book is simply incredible...


Reuben's Train Sample Video
Each video demonstrates the song at a slow, medium and faster or "up to speed" version. This is the faster speed.

Accents inserted for melody notes, easy to read tablature, and more.

All Lesson demonstrations are slowed down for easy learning

The Banjo Songbook is a very comprehensive wire bound book that includes text instruction for each song along with detailed tablature showing the picking and fretting hand used, as well as accent marks inserted for melody notes.


The arrangements of these songs are all rooted in the Earl Scruggs style and accent the melody. They are great for students at a beginning and intermediate level that want to expand their repertoire with some easy to play arrangements of popular five string banjo tunes. They aren't terribly complex but they sound great. There are also tips included for each song to help you learn them easier. Between, the CD and DVD of the songs performed at three speeds and the extra heads up tips and instruction, you will really have an advantage.

Beverly Hillbilly's Sample Lesson Video
This sample is demonstrating the Medium Tempo Version



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08/20/2015

Keep up the great work

...Anyway, having said all of that, your book (already) has made me "get" how you are supposed to play songs on this instrument. It has dawned on me that embellishing the melody is much simpler than I originally thought. For example, I was working on your "Ballad of Jed Clampett," and the melody notes just seemed to fly out of my chord formations and chord-based licks without much effort. It sounds great! As I said, this whole melody approach, as opposed to just improvising and filling measures with licks and rolls, is really fun. The fact that I can play all of those standards and impress the guys in the band and my friends is just an added bonus.

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08/20/2015

I thoroughly enjoyed your 'Banjo Songs' instruction book

.....Hello Ross,
I thoroughly enjoyed your 'Banjo Songs' instruction book and completed it over the weekend. Its overall simplicity allows me to play many of the tunes including 'Foggy M.B.' at your CD performance tempo. With that under my belt I can now go back and add in some complications (3-2 pull offs after the 2-3 hammer-ons etc.) that would have otherwise stagnated my pace and kept me from focusing on tempo. While most of the 'Songbook' tunes are freely accessible on the net in tabledit form, they lack the necessary straightforwardness needed to leap hurdles facing an intermediate player, namely rhythm and tempo with accuracy. Your book accomplished that for me without frustration and improved my confidence. It was also motivating to watch the performance downloads at your website.
I just ordered the Scruggs Style Instruction book from you and was hoping that someone is around to drop in the mail this afternoon so I can get started on it later in the week.

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08/20/2015

your book Banjo Song Book is simply incredible,

.......I just wanted to take the time to let you know that your book Banjo Song Book is simply incredible, I’ve been picking for about a year now and can play (slowly) nearly every song in it. Your unique tab system is awesome and much less confusing than some of the other books, which by the way are collecting dust. When I break out with Blackberry Blossom, the room seems to go silent and I feel everybody’s eyes on me! ....I just got your Banjo Song Book today and I love it! I just picked up banjo about four months ago, and after a summer of intense practice, I must admit I'm getting pretty darn good pretty darn fast.

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08/20/2015

Thank you, thank you, thank you

......Ross, Thank you, thank you, thank you. I learned more from your book and tapes in an hour, than in nine months with other sources. I am 64 and was beginning to doubt that I could ever learn to play the banjo. Now I believe I can do this! You are my new banjo hero, next to Kermit of course!

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08/20/2015

Your lessons and teaching methods are the best!

Ross, Your lessons and teaching methods are the best! I've purchased a lot of books and dvd's from other artists, but find your way to be the best. I flew thru your Beginning 5 string Banjo and can play all songs at about 85 bpm on my metronome. Never played a banjo before getting your book. You make it fun. The Banjo Song Book looks great and can't wait to get goin on that.
BTW - got your new CD and it's awesome!

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08/20/2015

From Great Britain

i got the song book and dvd this morning. excellent tuition close-up photos top quality dvd and easy for any banjo player to learn. thank you Ross for all the great tuition i had from you so far,

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08/11/2015

Banjo song book

I haven't had a chance to play any of the songs yet but looking through the book I'm eager to get started playing all of the songs, I know the songs are favorites and will be fun to play, I don't know of anyone else that offers these songs with CD and DVD. Thanks Ross

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