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Learn how to play banjo with our great selection of banjo instruction books, videos and DVD’s. Every title is discount priced and most ship the same day. Find the right banjo instruction method for you to learn to play banjo at PlayBetterBluegrass.com. The banjo is truly an American instrument and has been popular for years and in various styles of music. Now you can learn to play banjo too!
Banjo 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.
Take banjo lessons in the comfort of your home with a banjo DVD from PlayBetterBluegrass.com. A DVD is a great way to take a banjo lesson because, unlike a live lesson with an instructor, you can rewind and replay sections that you did not quite understand. Many of the DVD’s are also in split screen so you can see a close up of the right and left hand. The price of taking a banjo lesson on DVD is a slight fraction of a lesson with a banjo instructor and you can view it over and over again.
Learn your favorite banjo music and banjo songs with our great selection of banjo songbooks. All of our banjo music songbooks are written by highly qualified instructors with proven and tested arrangements of your favorite banjo songs. Most of the banjo songs are written in tablature, rather than musical notation. Banjo tabs are a form of notation that shows the player which strings to pick and which frets to hold down with the left hand.
Banjo tabs is short for banjo tablature, which is a method of music notation that has been around for many years. Banjo tablature shows you which string to pick, which fret to hold down and (sometimes) which finger to use on the right hand. Banjo tabs can also show techniques like pull-offs, slides and hammer-ons. There are quite a few free banjo tab sites on the internet, but many are of questionable quality. All of our banjo tab books are written by highly qualified instructors with tested arrangements. A free banjo tablature is not a good deal if it causes you confusion and wasted time.
Clawhammer & Frailing
Clawhammer is a method of playing the five-string banjo. Unlike Scruggs style, where strings are picked individually using the thumb, index and middle fingers, clawhammer playing has the melody string picked downwards with the nail of the index or middle finger, followed by a strum using the same nail, after which the shorter fifth string is picked using the thumb. Frailing banjo style is closely related to clawhammer and both are widely used among old-time players.