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HOW TO GET STARTED
These lessons are devised to get you off the ground playing Scruggs style 5 string banjo. It is a complete beginning banjo introduction. You will learn to read tablature. You will how to tune and how to play banjo rolls. You will learn basic banjo chords. You will learn to pick some popular jam session tunes. These free banjo lessons include the tab and MP3 audio tracks so you can hear how it should sound!
Help me help you...
I am taking a survey to see how many people might be interested in a DVD with video showing how to play all of the banjo learning material I am presenting here on the site. After you have worked with the material here for a little while would you send me an email and let me know if you think a video DVD would help? As soon as 10 people say "Yes, do it!" I will sit down and go through all of the lessons on camera, make it into a DVD, and put it up here on the site. I will have to run some numbers but it will probably sell for around $15-$20. I just keep thinking that some folks would have an easier time if they could SEE this stuff. My intention would be to demonstrate, and play at multiple speeds, the EXACT tablature here on this site. Let me know what you think. (Added 5-7-2013)
THE EASY, NO WORK, HOW TO PLAY DUELING BANJOS METHOD:
A Bonus Free Lesson
Since I mentioned Dueling Banjos, if you want to impress a few drunks at the next party, go to lesson 15, learn the C chord and the one handed G chord. Strum the G three times, the C once, and the G once more--and pass the hat for your tips. They will pay you money to stop! (You have to learn but one fairly simple chord.) If you really want to learn to pick the tune, work on these lessons here on my site, and then check this out.
If you recently bought a banjo be sure to click here for advice.
For a complete explanation of why I am giving away this complete banjo book online, skip to the bottom of lesson 16 where I bare my soul and "fess up."