Banjo is an instrument that you can teach yourself to play with great success.
Yes, having a teacher is always the best way but finding banjo teachers is, as they say, as hard as finding “hen’s teeth.” (Don’t know why they say that; hens don’t have teeth…)
So, to help you get ready for those upcoming festival jam sessions, I have made a list of the instructional resources readily available on the Deering website.
BEGINNING BOOKS FOR BLUEGRASS STYLE:
BOOKS FOR TENOR BANJO:
CLAWHAMMER STYLE BANJO:
While any guitar book can be used to play 6-string banjo, we do have a couple of resources for you to try out.
CHORD CHARTS: To spruce up on all those fancy chords. These are a quick reference.
SONGBOOKS: For those who just want to learn some new songs.
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