Ten Great Books to Learn to Play the Banjo
I have bought a lot of books to learn the banjo, some are good and some aren’t so good. Here is a list of some of the best and most popular banjo books. I get something out of almost every book that I buy, but some stand out of the crowd. If you want more information or would like to buy one of these books, just click on the pictures. I’m sure I’ve missed some, but here they are – The Banjoblogger’s Ten Great Banjo Books:
You Can Teach Yourself Banjo – Janet Davis. A perennial best seller and always highly praised.
Earl Scruggs and The Five String Banjo – Earl Scruggs. The one and only Earl Scruggs, a must have book.
Banjo For Dummies – Bill Evans. Loaded with all kinds of banjo information.
Teach Yourself Bluegrass Banjo – Tony Trischka. One of the best banjo players around, covers backup, Scruggs Style, Reno Style, Melodic Style and more.
The Banjo Primer – Geoff Hohwald. A lot of people have learned the basics with this one.
Banjo Case Chord Book – Larry Sandberg. A handy reference to keep in your case.
The Mel Bay Banjo Encyclopedia – Ross Nickerson. Everything about the five string banjo – you’ll keep picking up ideas from this book.
Bluegrass Banjo – Pete Wernick. A great book that has stood the test of time.
A great selection of books, don’t you think. If I missed your favorite, I apologize, there are too many banjo books out there to choose from. If you have enjoyed Banjoblogger.com please buy the banjoblogger a beer – Click on the Beer Mug to your left.