Masters of the Five-String Banjo

$60.00 $49.00

“The Banjo Bible”, the most comprehensive banjo book ever published.
“Nothing else even comes close.”

By Pete Wernick and Tony Trischka.
432 pages, over 200 photos, 50 tablatures of all-time favorite arrangements.

I spent endless hours reading it in my teen years. It’s a wonderful resource for banjo players and essential for anyone who is serious about playing.
— Kristin Scott Benson, multiple-year winner IBMA Banjo Player of the Year

Click here for excerpts from the Earl Scruggs chapter, concerning melody and tone of the Scruggs sound.

  • Detailed organized information on 70 all-time greats
  • 18 in-depth interviews including Reno, Osborne, Stanley, Crowe, Hartford, Shelton, Eldridge, Fleck, Munde, Cloud, Keith, Trischka, Wernick
  • 22-page Earl Scruggs chapter with in-depth analysis of his style and technique
  • Full-length interview with Bill Monroe on the banjo’s role in bluegrass music

Style, influences, tone, technique, learning, practice tips, improvising, backup, favorite banjos and equipment, set-up, and much much more.

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