You Can Teach Yourself Banjo

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Mel Bay Publications, Feb 1, 2003 - Music - 116 pages
3 Reviews
This is the ideal beginner's book, presenting the basics of playing the 5-string banjo is a way that is both fun and produces quick results. Janet Davis takes you on an extensive tour of this instrument's fundamental techniques as well as some intermediate possibilities including rolls, chords, bluegrass banjo techniques, playing up the neck, licks, endings, and other basic information needed to play bluegrass and melodic-style banjo. Thorough performance notes are provided from beginning to end revealing the secrets of this versatile traditional instrument. The companion DVD video is included (The DVD teaches through Lesson 22.).

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Begining Banjo

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I found this Mel Baye beginner banjo book just the thing I needed to get started. Thanks for the prompt delivery and modest shipping charges. I will use your web site again when needed. Read full review

Review: You Can Teach Yourself Banjo [With DVD]

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Great Book for the Beginning Banjo Player... Establishes good fundamentals and builds from there Read full review

About the author (2003)

Janet Davis refers to herself as "one who gathers stories." She has an MA in Spiritual Nurture (Western Seminary-Seattle) and works as a spiritual director, writer, and speaker after many years in hospital chaplaincy. She has published three books: The Feminine Soul: Surprising Ways the Bible Speaks to Women, originally published by Navpress in 2006. Her second book, Sacred Healing: MRIs, marigolds, and miracles (Twenty-third Publications, 2010), is a collection of vignettes chronicling her experience of her son's diagnosis, treatment, and recovery from a brain tumor. Her third, My Own Worst Enemy (Bethany House, 2012) connects women with stories of ancient wisdom from Scripture that help women live free from our tendency toward self-sabotage. Janet offers spiritual direction in Austin, Texas and is a member of Spiritual Directors International and Austin Area Spiritual Director's Association. Janet and Bob, her husband of more than thirty years, live in Austin, Texas. She enjoys their new granddaughter, their four adult children, gardening, and good food, and maintains a website at

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