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This innovative method teaches 5-string, bluegrass style and is an inspirational course with a proven track record. With two instruction books and two cross-referenced supplement books, this method offers the beginner a carefully-paced and interest-keeping approach to the bluegrass style.

Covers easy chord strums for the beginner; learning tablature; right-hand rolls characteristic of bluegrass; techniques such as hammer-on, slide and pull-off.

£24.99

A 93 page book,newly revised to include TAB and musical notation, with a website link (for PC only, not accessible through smart phone or tablet) to download excellent Irish Tenor Banjo lessons from Enda Scahill ...Enda, a multiple all-Ireland champion on banjo & mandolin, has been at the forefront of Irish banjo playing for many years

£18.99

Written in tablature, this straightforward, easy-to-understand method teaches rolls, chords, bluegrass banjo techniques, playing up the neck, licks, endings, and other basic information needed to play bluegrass and melodic style banjo. A great beginner's text.

£19.99
Learn To Play 'Irish Tenor Banjo' one of the best and simplest Irish tenor banjo tutor books ever written...by all Ireland champion Owen Hackett.
£4.99
A quick-reference guide for the left-handed 5-string and G-tuning banjo chords, plus a fingerboard diagram showing the location of the notes on the banjo fingerboard.
£24.99

From one of the great teachers of Irish tenor banjo comes this essential new book Enda Scahill’s Irish Banjo Tutor, Volume II. All music written in both notation and tablature formats. 2 accompanying CDs featuring 2 hours of techniques, demonstrations and tunes recorded slowly and at speed. Having established the complete foundation method for Irish banjo playing in his first book, Enda now takes us on a wonderful musical journey uncovering the intricacies of the instrument.

£18.99

Southern Appalachian native Dan Levenson and Mel Bay Publications present Clawhammer Banjo from Scratch - A Guide for the Claw-less! This book teaches clawhammer banjo the way we play, not the way others say.

£12.99

The Absolute Beginners Irish Tenor Banjo book tells you everything you need to know about playing this unique instrument from the very first moment you pick it up. Featuring helpful and practical guides to everything from holding your tenor banjo to playing your first tunes, this book and accompanying download card featuring professional backing tracks will take you through your beginning stages and beyond.

£19.99

Teach youself authentic bluegrass. Clear instruction from a professional; basics, right and left hand techniques, solos, backup, personal advice on performance and much more. Plus a complete selection of the best bluegrass tunes and songs to learn from. Soundtrack included.

£13.99

The great sound of tenor banjo is a cornerstone of Dixieland and traditional jazz (C, G, D, A tuning). Using classic favorites, Joe Carr teaches the basics of accompaniment, basic melody and the popular chord melody style.

£9.99

Over 190 licks and picking patterns at your fingertips for the 5-string banjo! Quickly and easily select picking patterns by chord to substitute in songs you already play, or combine patterns of your choice to create your own arrangements.

£7.95
If you want to learn traditional music on the 5-string, this book by Peter Flanagan is for you. There's no extraneous confusing detail and the straight forward approach using tablature means you're playing something recognisable within minutes. Soundtrack available.
£7.50

This book is organised so that all the information your likely to need at any one time is setout in front of you. This is because the chord diagrams are set out in families. Plus there are additional pages of odd and unusual chord shapes and extra pages on playing your banjo in a key other than which it is tuned. Finally a lengthy section on using a capo and adiusting the fifth string.

£25.99

Traditional Appalachian banjo tunes in tablature. With tunings and all basic right and left hand techniques: drop-thumbing, the galax lick, pull-offs, slide and plucking. Includes Online-Audio.

£13.99

This unique book of scales and arpeggios for banjo by John Bullard covers all of the major and minor keys. Written in tablature and standard notation, this book brings banjo players the same practical and time-proven system of study common to other classical instruments. Students will learn the scales and arpeggios and apply them in flowing, musical exercises.

£20.99

On the 40th anniversary of the publication of the original book, Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus, Wayne Erbsen has completely rewritten this banjo classic, and now it’s even better! Clear and humorous instruction. Includes: "Cluck Old Hen," "Poor Wayfaring Stranger, "Sugar Hill," "Shady Grove," "Little Birdie," "Darlin’ Corey," "Will Bill Jones," "Rain & Snow," "Cotton-Eyed Joe," "Buffalo Gals," Cripple Creek," "the Cuckoo," "Cumberland Gap," "Cumberland Mountain Deer Chase," "Down in the Willow Gardens," "East Virginia," "Groundhog," "Handsome Molly," "Little Sadie," "Lynchburg Town," "Muley’s Daughter," "New River Train," "Old Blue," "Old Joe Clark," "Polly Put the Kettle On," ""Red Rocking Chair," "Shortening Bread," "Swannanoa Tunnel," "Sweet Sunny South," "Wild Bill Jones." Includes instructional CD with 85 selections!

£19.99

22 favorites from the fab four arranged for 5-string Banjo in notes and tab, including: All My Loving • Can't Buy Me Love • Come Together • Day Tripper • Eleanor Rigby • Here, There and Everywhere • I Want to Hold Your Hand • Let It Be • Michelle • Paperback Writer • Penny Lane • Something • While My Guitar Gently Weeps • Yellow Submarine • Yesterday and more.

£23.99

Tony Trischka presents his groundbreaking guide to the melodic (chromatic) Banjo style, made famous by the great Bill Keith. The technique allows the Banjo player to create complex note-for-note renditions of Bluegrass fiddle tunes, as well as ornamenting solos with melodic fragments and motives.Book and Online Audio

£20.99
Leads the banjo player step-by-step through working out songs for the five-string banjo from basic melodies in both Scruggs/bluegrass style and melodic/chromatic style. Each section contains exercises and examples for improvising. Furthermore, this book teaches how to arrange music based on concepts of combining rolls and licks. Janet Davis' books are praised because they teach so well! This is one of her finest. In tablature. Includes access to extended play audio and video downloads online.
£20.00

A collection of irish jogs in melodic style for the 5 string banjo by Ron Hughes

£20.99

The 5-String Banjo Fingering Chart includes tuning notes, chord shapes and a photo/diagram of the instrument.

£20.00

25 great tunes from the English Folk Dance repertoire. All selections in clear, easy to read Tab and played note for note on the accompanying 25 track CD. Tunes include Jigs, Hornpipes, Morris, Polka and Schottische. Many of the tunes have never been arranged for the Banjo before. These arrangements make a refreshing change from the usual 'Bluegrass' material and are great to play on the old 5 string. All tunes are played in standard 'G' Tuning, in the usual Fiddle keys and without a Capo.

£27.99

Written by Tony Trischka, one of the leading authorities in banjo education, The Complete 5-String Bluegrass Banjo Player sets the standard for bluegrass banjo instruction from beginning to advanced. From holding the banjo and reading tablature to melodic banjo style and standard bluegrass repertoire, this book is the definitive guide to learning authentic bluegrass technique. The audio CD includes demonstration tracks of the music examples, techniques, and songs.

£27.99

With its wealth of information on how technique can be tastefully applied, Back-Up Banjo is the definitive book on the subject of banjo accompaniment.

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Eagle supply a wide range of banjo tutor books, if you are keen to learn to the play the banjo we have a book to suit the beginner through to the more experienced banjoist.