The Spiral/Wirebound Banjo Encyclopedia editions with Hard Copy CD are available ONLY at BanjoTeacher.com.
Purchase here at the author Ross Nickerson's website BanjoTeacher.com and receive an exclusive version of The Banjo Encyclopedia that is spiral bound and includes a hard copy CD. The publisher does not spiral bound The Banjo Encyclopedia so any version bought elsewhere is not spiral bound. We personally take them to be sprial bound so they will easier for you to use and learn from.
Exclusive Hard Copy CD
Now there is another reason to buy The Banjo Encyclopedia at BanjoTeacher.com. We now are the only dealer that includes a hard copy CD disc. The publisher Mel Bay has now gone to a download the CD off their website format...arrggg. If you buy this book from any other online dealer, it will not be spiral bound OR have a hard copy CD.
It's 240 pages long, has 17 chapters, and has a 99 track CD.
Here is the Ross Nickerson description of The Banjo Encyclopedia written for Mel Bay Publications. The Banjo Encyclopedia is a comprehensive, in-depth banjo instructional book and CD that covers in depth the intricacies of bluegrass banjo playing, including numerous topics that 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 and comes with a 99 track CD. 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.
Table of Contents Listed Below
I've published the Table of contents below for the Banjo Encyclopedia too. I hope you will find it to be a great help in your banjo playing goals. It means a lot to me that I've received so many wonderful comments about this book It means even more to me that so many are learning from it. I was glad to do it. thanks, Ross Nickerson
Customer Reviews sent to us by email
.you name it ... this book has it ALL The complete book about bluegrass banjo picking. It is very well written and is full of solid good advice and information. Its a superb book by a knowledgeable and nice guy!! ... well worth the money...
GREAT BOOK: Your Banjo Encyclopedia arrived safely in Australia this week.
It is a great reference companion to the your terrific "beginner online lessons".
There is so much helpful material in the book and the CD with all the great audio tracks is very helpful too. Should all keep me happily pickin for years to come!
Best wishes and thanks from Karl in Canberra Australia.
….I think that what you have created is the new gold standard for banjo instruction. It is an absolutely beautiful, beautifully written book, which I know will now be the foundation of my lifetime banjo study. I don't know how it could possibly be any better. And now I'm even more excited for our lessons to resume. All the best success with your great achievement.
Your Banjo Encyclopedia arrived safely in Australia this week. It is a great reference companion to the your terrific "beginner online lessons". There is so much helpful material in the book and the CD with all the great audio tracks is very helpful too. Should all keep me happily pickin for years to come! Best wishes and thanks from Karl in Canberra Australia.
...I devoured Ross Nickerson's Banjo Encyclopedia.
….thank you for all of your hard work....
I order the online course which is great!! So I've decided the get the Banjo Encyclopedia guide,, boy I was surprised how detailed he put it together. In three weeks. I learned to do rolls and the timing of the rolls. I loved it
I got it Friday and have read it cover to cover. Very well done. ...I did go to the Table of Contents and, in my opinion as a former HS teacher and college lecturer for 25 years - Ross has put together something that I would say is the first book/CD that anyone who knows they want to learn 5 string should have
......bought your Banjo Encyclopedia about 6 weeks ago, I have put all my other books on ice, yours is THE one. It covers everything I will possibly want to know for the next 20 years or so. It will in my opinion become the seminal book on banjo.
.....The Banjo Encyclopedia is more than I dreamed it would be. I could have saved myself a lot of money if I had started with this one book rather than buying 4 or 5 others to figure out which I liked best. Ross is so professional and so in tune with beginner and intermediate weaknesses. What a great teacher. I'll be looking for any workshops in 2005 that are within
reasonable traveling distance. I'm still having a hard time with the vamping but hope to master it in 2005.
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