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Beginning the Five-String Banjo - Book/DVD/CD - Ross Nickerson

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Everything you'll need to know to learn how to play banjo "right" from the beginning!

The most comprehensive easy to use 5 string Banjo Book, DVD and CD for learning bluegrass banjo there is.

Comprehensive 62 Page Wirebound Banjo Book with 2 audio CDs and high quality close-up DVD that both clearly demonstrate all the banjo lessons and songs at slow, medium and faster speeds.

Ross Nickerson will cover many subjects of beginner banjo with you in a personal and informative way including; Learning to banjo rolls, chords, read tablature, proper right and left hand technique, tuning, timing, playing bluegrass banjo songs and more. The book includes a CD recording of all the beginning banjo lessons and you can get a video or a DVD too.

....It is the clearest, most direct and helpful book imaginable....

....The way things are explained and then demonstrated on the DVD so that you can pause and rewind as required is a fantastic idea...

Songs performed slow and fast on both the DVD and CD
All Lesson demonstrations are slowed down for easy learning

Everything you'll need to know to get started having fun playing the 5- string banjo.c
Learn how to play banjo easy with Ross Nickerson's renowned Beginning the Five String Banjo Book with two high quality CDs and comprehensive split screen DVD.

Hear and see the lessons demonstrated at three speeds with split screen close up view of both the picking and fretting hands.

Added special features, including a section on changing strings, tightening the head, setting the bridge, parts of the banjo, putting a strap on, picks and much, much more.

The CDs have been upgraded  too with each song now having a practice play along track with rhythm backup.

The two CDs come with the lessons demonstrated clearly at three speeds including a backup play along practice track for each song

The two hour DVD features high quality  split screen video 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. At the end of the DVD when you are ready, there are chord lessons that include exercises, chord charts for the major minor and seventh  chord, a demonstration of an easy way to find the chords up and down the neck and how to fret and use two and three finger chord shapes. There is a DVD video sample below.

The DVD has an added menu option for scrolling through the songs at the slow, medium or fast tempos separately.

This beginning banjo book with two CDs and DVD is extremely comprehensive, covering   many critical aspects of learning banjo  that have not been adequately covered until now. Get off to a good start without wasting time  on outdated methods, poor quality materials and simple tab books with no quality content.

Songs you'll learn are, Cripple Creek, Boil the Cabbage Down, Buffalo Gals, Tom Dooley, Long Journey Home, John Henry, Red River Valley, Blackberry Blossom, My Old Kentucky Home, Old Time Religion and more. The book includes chord lessons, playing by the chords, banjo rolls, left hand positioning, timing exercises, text explanations and picture illustrations. Proper Right and Left-hand technique is covered in detail along with many time saving practical tips. Ross Nickerson while giving private lessons and workshops has seen 100's of students struggle with the same challenges. His lessons and advice will anticipate tough spots, giving  you help and guidance to overcome them.

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Ross Nickerson Demo Video

Complete DVD available for Beginning The Five String Banjo with quick cue menus.

Learning beginner banjo with the CDs and DVD is the way to go. You will be able to hear and see the banjo music being played.
The banjo lessons in the book are formatted so beginners can get started learning the right way from the beginning.

Jan 26, 2016
I have just picked up the banjo and came across banjo teacher and have been learning how to get started playing the banjo.

Sep 21, 2015
Variety of instructional books
Thanks for having such of a variety of instructional books, and DVDS for the banjo, beginners like me appreciate it!

Aug 19, 2015
I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed "Beginning the Five-Str
I can't tell you how much I have enjoyed "Beginning the Five-String Banjo". I just wish I had found your instruction books when I started trying to learn how to play the banjo eight years ago. It would have saved me eight years of lessons that I learned in your book in two months. Your instruction and suggestions really hit the target and have made playing and learning fun again. Thanks again for you outstanding instruction.

Aug 19, 2015
the best
Your Books are the best thing I found on the market for Banjo

Aug 19, 2015
She said it "almost" sounded like music.
I wanted you to know that my only fan - my wife - could not believe that it was me plunking on the banjo after I got your beginners manual. She said it "almost" sounded like music. I am so happy with your beginners manual that I ordered one as a gift for a friend of mine

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