Mandolin tabs and banjo books for less at PlayBetterBluegrass.com. Every banjo tablature and instruction book is discount priced and most ship the same day. Most banjo books are written in tablature, which is a visual approach to playing the banjo that tells you which strings to play and which fret to hold down, rather than indicating actual note names. Tablature can be used for any tuning. Right hand finger usage can also be indicated as well as techniques like slides, pull-offs, etc.