Bill Evans (Alto, NM) has helped thousands of people to play the five-string banjo through his instructional workshops, music camps, DVDs, books, and recordings. He has performed on stages all over the world, his recordings have topped folk and bluegrass charts, and he has mentored many of today’s top young professional players. Bill shares the shortcuts and secrets he has developed in more than 35 years of teaching to help all banjo players sound their best.
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Banjo for dummies – book + online video & audio instruction, 2nd edition Ebook
From the mountains to the charts, the banjo is back! Thanksto its prevalence in folk and bluegrass music, the banjo helps define the very essence of old-time music. At least that was the case until the mid-2010s when a new generation of pop artists made the old sound new again and scored pop hits with banjo-driven music. Banjo For Dummies helps out those who want to achieve that old-time sound as well as those who want to create the next chart topper. Packed with musical examples, charts, and photos, this step-by-step guide features tips and techniques for playing tunes on the banjo: how to select the right instrument and accessories: how to develop correct hand position and posture; and how to tune, care for, and make simple repairs to the instrument. Inside – Getting to know the five-string banjo – Tuning your banjo – Making the left and right hands work together – Exploring historic, traditional, and modern styles – Taking care of a banjo – Going beyond the book with online lessons