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  • Paperback: 72 pages
  • Publisher: Homespun Tapes, Ltd; 3rd edition (18 Nov. 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1597731641
  • ISBN-13: 978-1597731645
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 0.5 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
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How to Play 5 String Banjo
A really good all round tutor by Pete Seeger


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32 of 32 people found the following review helpful By loothi on 3 Dec. 2001
Format: Paperback
A great book, but I don't think that it's the easiest book to follow. Songs aren't often given in full and nearly all the examples are in standard C tuning - not G as you might expect. I'd stick with something more recent to begin with, preferable in G tuning if you are a complete beginner. :)
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Edinburgh Joe on 13 Mar. 2002
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If you have a clear idea of what style of banjo you want to learn, e.g. clawhammer or bluegrass, then there tutor books around which are probably better suited to your needs. However, as an introduction to the world of the 5-string banjo Pete Seeger cannot be beaten. The book has all the technical basics for a variety of playing styles, plenty of tunes to get started on and loads of charm.
The web offers a wealth of (free) resources in the form of tab or words to just about any song a banjo player would care to learn. However, there could be no better introduction to the music and folklore of the banjo than Pete Seeger's book. This book should be the one everyone starts on.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Peter Strong on 31 Oct. 2001
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I got this book when I got my first banjo in the late 60s, and found it to be invaluable. The style and presentation are informal and helpful. Other banjo tutors have been written since, but nearly 40 years down the line, this is still one of the best banjo books around.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Chris Eve on 8 Jun. 2010
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Bearing in mind this book was originally written in 1948, it is, by the author's own admission, a little dated, even in it's 2002 revised edition. Nevertheless, it is the perfect introduction to that older-style of banjo playing so often heard on re-released folk-music recordings. If you want to learn "modern" bluegrass-style banjo picking, this possibly wouldn't be the publication of first choice, but if you want a good all-round introduction to "how it used to be done" you'll probably not find a better book, especially at the price.
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By Jay on 28 Dec. 2010
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I bought a banjo in 1973, and a copy of this book to go with it. I never got on with the banjo but the book was a very entertaining read. Now I passed the banjo on to a friend and bought another copy of "How to play...". It's the same with the exception of the cover (now blue instead of red) and some amendments by the author inside the cover.
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