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The classic way in to the world of the 5-string banjo.
on 13 March 2002
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.