Banjo For Dummies, the book from Wiley Publishing we first told you about last December, is now available for sale. Written by Bill Evans, noted banjo instructor and subject of three popular AcuTab DVDs, this is the first bluegrass release from the publisher of the popular yellow and black covered Dummies books you find in bookstores worldwide.
The book is designed to take a new banjo player through all the steps required to get a grip on the instrument, starting with how to choose a banjo, how to get it in tune and how to get started in a variety of styles. Bill spends time on learning bluegrass, clawhammer, minstrel, melodic, classic and single-string banjo playing.
There are a great many details about the book accessible from Bill’s web site, with links to view the table of contents, the complete 8 page introduction and a full five page chapter, Ten Tips To Make Practicing More Fun.
Like all the Dummies books, Banjo For Dummies is written in a light, entertaining style and formatted to make it easy to find the information you are after. An audio CD is included which contains slower speed versions of all the musical examples shown in tablature throughout the book.
Personally, I think anyone who takes up banjo is no dummy, but hat’s off to Bill for getting this in print all the same.