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This CD contains everything needed for a rank beginner with absolutely no musical background or experience on banjo or any other instrument. You do not need to know how to read music or tablature. You will learn to play banjo by ear, which will allow you to train your ear at the same time you learn to play banjo. In the beginning, you may find it difficult to memorize short passages, but you will find that your memory will improve as you continue on with the course. In fact, my retired banjo students have said that their memory has improved in EVERY area of their life -- not just in banjo playing!


EVERYONE who wants info on bluegrass fiddle or banjo should check these CDs and this site out.
      -- Jen Baum, Green Mountain Music Productions

Couldn't remember if I emailed you that I got the CD. I got the CD! It is GREAT!!!! I am already playing Amazing Grace and Tenn. Waltz. Not perfect though, but Its recognizable which is a start! I really am enjoying it,and wanted to ask if you carry more? Right now we are waiting for a banjo to arrive!
      -- Kathleen W., Abington MA

Received the CD on Saturday, March 27, 2004. Thanks for your prompt mailing. I started using the CD already. I'm ready to play with Earl Scuggs !!
      -- Int'l Silversmiths, Miami FL

It's a really great instructional CD believe me - it's not my first - I had another one - ended up trashing it. Whoever did it was more concerned with impressing the listeners with his intelligence to adequately and simply explain how to do it. The confidence in your voice gives the listeners confidence to learn.
      -- Pam, MA

CD arrived quickly!! Unexpected extra info a plus!!!
      -- San Diego, CA


Disk 1 explains banjo rolls, their purpose and how to play them, along with the popular "G" lick, and five songs. Each roll or pattern is explained in detail, then is played. In many cases, one roll or pattern will link with the next roll or pattern, then is played again. In addition to the explanation tracks, you will have a choice to play along with each of the five songs at three different speeds: slow, medium, and fast. And when we say slow, we mean SLOW!

Here are the actual contents of the CD:

Banjo Rolls Explained

Bile Them Cabbage Down Explained
Bile Them Cabbage Down Slow
Bile Them Cabbage Down Medium
Bile Them Cabbage Down Fast

Banjo in the Hollow Explained
Banjo in the Hollow Slow
Banjo in the Hollow Medium
Banjo in the Hollow Fast

Introduction to Cripple Creek

Cripple Creek Explained
Cripple Creek Slow
Cripple Creek Medium
Cripple Creek Fast

G Lick Explained

Shuckin' the Corn Explained
Shuckin' the Corn Slow
Shuckin' the Corn Medium
Shuckin' the Corn Fast

Foggy Mountain Breakdown Explained
Foggy Mountain Breakdown Slow
Foggy Mountain Breakdown Medium
Foggy Mountain Breakdown Fast


The Beginning Bluegrass Banjo CD is only $15.00, including shipping & handling (US). You may purchase by check or money order. If you prefer, we can also accept credit cards or direct withdrawals from your bank account through the free service PayPal. To order a CD, click the Ordering Information link at the top of this page.

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Last updated: October 6, 2015
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