Clawhammer Banjo For the Complete Ignoramus! 40th Anniversary Edition (Book & CD Set)
by Wayne Erbsen
The Ignoramus book is 40 years old! Originally written in 1973, this book has taught more people to play clawhammer banjo than any other book ever has! This brand new 40th Anniversary Edition is newly updated and improved. It now has spiral binding to make it even easier to learn. It contains the same friendly, clear and simple instruction as the original book. It's been said that "Wayne can even teach a frog to play! Give this fun book a try and you'll see why Wayne personally GUARANTEES it will teach you to play! (How many books come with a personal guarantee by the author?) 64 pages, 9" x 12", includes instructional audio CD with 85 selections!
If you have a question about whether Clawhammer Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus would be helpful to you, please give Wayne a call at (828) 299-7031. He'll be happy to talk with you and answer all your questions.
NOTE: Wayne is working on a new book: Clawhammer Banjo Jamming. Let him know via email if you'd like to be notified when it is available (banjo[at]nativeground.com)
You WILL learn to play: Buffalo Gals, Cluck Old Hen, Cotton-Eyed Joe, Cripple Creek, The Cuckoo, Cumberland Mountain Deer Chase, Darlin' Cory, Down in the Willow Gardens, East Virginia, Groundhog, Handsome Molly, Little Birdie, Little Sadie, Lynchburg Town, Muley's Daughter, New River Train, Old Holly Hare, Old Blue, Old Joe Clark, Polly Put the Kettle On, Poor Wayfaring Stranger, Rain and Snow, Red Rocking Chair, Shady Grove, Shortening Bread, Sugar Hill, Swannanoa Tunnel, Sweet Sunny South, Wild Bill Jones.
"I just love your clawhammer for the ignoramus book! It is fantastic." Joel P.
"You couldn't have made the Ignoramus any simpler." --Martin Lieschner
"I bought your book and I'm no longer an ignoramus. You'll get a rave review from me." Bruce Burr
“Let me tell you that your book is the absolute best.” Joe Salomone
"I have learned more from your banjo books than all of the other instructional material I have purchased." Steve Blake
"Two days with the Ignoramus book, and I can play three songs with few mistakes and others can actually tell what song I'm playing! Thanks a million!" M. Honeycutt
"Your book was such help! I got farther with the banjo in a week then one year with the guitar. Thank you!" W. Klein
"I learned the beginnings of clawhammer from your book, which changed my life for the better, so THANKS!" Andrew Lentini
"Thanks to your book I'm no longer an Ignoramus of the clawhammer banjo. You change lives, and I am honored to say that I learned how to play from you." Rob Kaiser
"Thanks to your book I'm no longer a Ignoramus of the clawhammer banjo. Thanks for getting me started in clawhammer." Jerry Whitt
"I have been wanting to learn clawhammer banjo for years now and this is the books that unlocked the secret for me. I can't recommend it enough!" Matt
"Your Clawhammer Banjo book is the BEST Clawhammer instruction book that I have ever seen. I've learned to play your songs quicker and faster than from any other banjo book. What a Blast!! Thanks!!" Hank S
"Wayne Erbsen's book is a great way to start off on the banjo. His plain speakin' will have you rappin' and frailin' the banjo in no time flat. The greatest asset of this book is that it teaches you how to play while teachin' you to go ahead and think for yerself some. Also, there are plenty of great ol' mountain tunes included and it teaches you how to play in every tuning with the scales included. Builds a good foundation for you to go ahead and explore the world of clawhammer banjo. Nice!"
"Your approach has done wonders. I really am picking it up quickly. Thanks so much for helping me rediscover my love for the banjo. I would totally recommend your books to anyone. It really works." B. Hall