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Banjo for learning 5 string banjo, bluegrass, and many other banjo related products! has been online since 2001 helping thousands of students to learn to play the banjo. voted top banjo instruction site at Top 20

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Learn Beginner Banjo

Below are links to help you learn how to play banjo right from the beginning.

Ross Nickerson Banjo Instructional
Books, CDs, DVDs, E-Books, Online Lessons and Advanced Tab Transcriptions
banjo encylopedia
bluegrass standards
jam on banjo

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New: Lets Kick Tab Book
Now Available!

Note for note transcriptions of all the Ross Nickerson solos from "Lets Kick It". Meticulously transcribed with easy to read tab right down to the last bend, hammer-on, pull-off and slide.

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Three New DVD's just released by Ross Nickerson
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how to practice
How To Practice Banjo

Learn how to get the most from your practice time and progress faster.

Playing in the Keys of
C, D, E, F and G Up the Neck

Ross teaches easy techniques to quickly transpose the songs you already know in open G tuning to other keys
Rock solid Banjo
Rock Solid Timing and
Back Up Tips

What could be more important than good timing when playing the five-string banjo?

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Online Video Banjo Lessons
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E-Books that feature not only the book but the CD tracks.
Also available for immediate download after purchase.

You save on the price of the books because there are no shipping charges.

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Discs you use in your computer that include, high quality split screen video, tablature, and audio
with the lessons demonstrated at slow, medium and fast speeds. CD Rom Computer Banjo Instruction

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Message from Ross

Hi and thanks for visiting My name is Ross Nickerson, I'm the founder of I have been a professional banjo player and teacher for many years and in 2001, I began this website. Since then we have been growing rapidly, offering more and more resources for banjo students young and old to help them progress and gain more enjoyment from their banjo playing experience.

At Banjo we are dedicated to offering services for banjo students to help them learn.
We also feature quick shipping, reliable customer service and secure credit card transactions from top credit card company Echo.

The site offers Banjo instruction books, cds, dvds, tablature, streaming video and Online Lessons you can download to learn proper 5-string banjo technique correctly. We also offer hand picked banjo supplies and unique accessories. Unlike other general, non banjo related music store sites that carry anything without regard for what actually works and is practical, We only carry what I personally have tried and recommend, my prices are as good as anyone's too! I carry Goldtone banjos, which in my opinion are top quality, an excellent value and perfect for learning on. We have many free resources for learning banjo too, free video lessons with tab for All Access Members, a free E-Book, free banjo song tablature, soundbyte's, streaming videos and instruction articles. Advanced banjo tablature transcriptions of Ross Nickerson live videos now available. DVD immediate downloads is new and easy way to learn banjo at home and save money and shipping costs too.

We feature a All Access members only site that costs only 24.95 a year that has over 100 free tab files. more than 50 Ask the Banjo Teacher columns, instruction articles, tips on using my book, Banjo Encyclopedia, Bluegrass Banjo from A to Z, tracks from my CDs in their entirety, an Ask the BanjoTeacher column and other assorted help and instruction support. Members also receive a 25% discount on all instructional items.
You don't have to be a member to take advantage of our many services. The members site is in addition to and offers other free lessons and discounts.

New Updates page
Shows corrections available and upgraded versions of Books/CDs/DVDs/Online Lessons or E-Books. These upgrades are available at either no extra cost or discounted amounts for students who have purchased previous versions.

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Banjo Teachers Directory By State and Country at Banjo

Banjo Private Lessons Banjo Teacher List, States, Europe, Canada, and other foreign countries included

Song Downloads!
Now you can download individual songs for banjo and download the tab music files too.

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with CD tracks to download

Gold Tone Cripple Creek Banjo Package for Beginners
Other Banjo Model Startup deals too. The Begin Playing Banjo Startup kit includes a Banjo Strap, Set of Picks, a Korg Chromatic Tuner, a Set of Strings, the Beginning the Five String Banjo Book, two CDs, and DVD Ross Nickerson, a free one year membership to The retail on all these extra items is 132.66! Click here for more info.

Beginning The Five String Banjo
All you'll need to start having fun playing the banjo!Ross Nickerson will cover all the learning banjo basics with you in a personal and informative way. You'll learn
tablature, proper picking, fretting and fingering technique, tuning the 5 strings of the banjo, timing, playing songs and more.
The book includes a CD recording of all the lessons played at a slow and at a faster speed, with a video or a dvd too. Beginning Five-String includes CD and DVD!Click here for more info on Beginning The Five String Banjo

The Banjo Song Book for the 5-String
Songs included are: Dueling Banjos,Wreck of the Old 97, Rocky Top, Two Dollar Bill, Bill Cheatum, Ballad of Jed Clampett, Old Joe Clark, Foggy Mountain Breakdown, Reuben's Train, She'll Be Coming Around The Mountain, Will The Circle Be Unbroken, Red River Valley, and bonus song; America The Beautiful. Click here for more info on the Banjo Songbook

Transkriber software for slowing down banjo licks now available and on sale. Click here for more info

How to Build Your Speed on The Banjo Improve
the sound of everything you play on the banjo while increasing your speed and overall ability. Learn valuable insights on right hand technique and left hand technique, practice habits, and tips that will save you hours of practice time while moving you towards your goals. Click here for more information on How to Build Your Speed on The Banjo

The Banjo Encyclopedia
from Mel Bay Publications by Ross Nickerson. Wire bound spiral copies only available at for Books, CDS and DVDs for learning banjo
beginner, intermediate and advanced

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