Bluegrass Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus! (Book & CD Set)
by Wayne Erbsen
At Last! A bluegrass banjo book for the true and absolute beginner that won't confuse the heck out of you!!! This FUN book is guaranteed to help you learn to play bluegrass banjo. (How many books come with a personal guarantee by the author?)
· Teaches the plain, naked melody to 23 easy bluegrass favorites without the rolls already incorporated into the tune.
· Wayne shows simple ways to embellish each melody using easy rolls.
· With Wayne’s unique method, you’ll learn to think for yourself!
· Learn how to play a song in different ways, rather than memorizing ONE way.
· Includes an audio instructional CD with 99 tracks!
· 9" x 12", 64 pages.
You WILL learn to play: Bile ‘Em Cabbage Down, Blue Ridge Mountain Blues, Columbus Stockade Blues, Down the Road, Groundhog, Little Maggie, Long Journey Home, Lynchburg Town, Man of Constant Sorrow, My Home’s Across the Blue Ridge Mountains, Nine Pound Hammer, Palms of Victory, Pass Me Not, Poor Ellen Smith, Pretty Polly, Put My Little Shoes Away, Red River Valley, Roll in My Sweet Baby’s Arms, Shall We Gather at the River, Wabash Cannonball, When I Lay My Burden Down, When the Saints Go Marching In.
We're proud to say that Bluegrass Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus! is the #2 best-selling banjo book in America. Still not convinced this is the book for you? Give Wayne a call at (828) 299-7031 and talk with Wayne personally!
Note: We have some copies of Bluegrass Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus with covers that are slightly dog-eared or may have a small scratch on the cover. Otherwise, they're perfect. We're selling these copies for $17.95. If you would like one of these, please call us - (828) 299-7031. Thanks, Wayne Erbsen
"Best damn banjo book I've ever read!" Ryan Costello
"I purchased Bluegrass Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus, and I can't begin to tell you how awesome it has been! Thanks so much for such a fun and EFFECTIVE teaching method!" A. Adams
"I have a few beginner banjo books and yours is BY FAR my favorite!!!" Allen M.
"Your style of teaching is the greatest thing I've seen in the way of promoting improvisation. The good vibes and expert advice you give is top notch." Dan B.
"Thanks for the great book. The history, humor and ease of learning makes it the best one I have ever bought." --Brian McCallum
"I am the proud owner of 'Bluegrass Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus.' What a great learning tool." --Greg Strickland
"I’ve had a chance to use the Bluegrass Banjo for Complete Ignoramus book. I’m amazed how I’m progressing and finally having fun learning the banjo. Thanks! D. Hagler
"I am the "ignoramus" you wrote the book for. Thanks! It has been a lot of help." Darrell H.
"This is a great book for a beginner learning bluegrass on their own. It makes SENSE of how the rolls work around a melody. Wayne Erbsen has a real talent for simplifying and explaining how to play the banjo." Linda Sisson
"The book came, and I was playing literally in 20 minutes. Amazing, but yet understandable. My wife was even amazed. Very very well done!!! Easy to understand, and giving immediate results. You have a real winner here. Great book." P. Coplin
"Your method of teaching in the Ignoramus book is nothing short of amazing. My friend told me it took him years to brake himself from the chains of tab and do what I'm doing after a few short months. I can't thank you enough." D. Braught
"Great banjo instruction book! There may be hope yet!" T. Varnell
"I really like your book. It is as clear and concise a book for the beginner as I have found, and I have a number of them. It's a work you should be proud of." A. Huffman
"Thank you again so much for showing me the way to bluegrass bliss." Ryan N., Blacksburg, Virginia
"I just love Wayne's easy paced and relaxing instructions...his books are the bees knees in making you want to learn." C. Vann, Australia
"Just received your instructional book yesterday and I am playing Bile Them Cabbage Down already. Wish I would have known of a book like this in the 70's when I had my first banjo. Breaking the music down into sections was all I needed to grasp how to play. I cannot wait to learn slides and other methods." Thank-you! Gloria K.
"Your book is the first to help me see how the melody and the rolls work together, and how I can put my own little arrangements together early on. Thank you! You’re right – I do believe you could teach a frog to play the banjo – because you’re teaching me!" John English
"I love Wayne's method of teaching!" Sally Wingate, banjo teacher
"Thanks for the simple things you've produced. The banjo would still be settin' in the closet if it wasn't for you." William Figley
"I really like this book. I was able to pick out a few songs within minutes of picking up the banjo for the first time." Lois Loucks"
"Thanks for creating 'Bluegrass Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus.' It is the only book that I have been able to complete." Steve Blake
"Great book for beginner players. This book is just plain excellent. I have learned so much from this book. Well done Wayne!" Janice Hamilton
"I feel so fortunate to have found your wonderful instruction book." Fred Rich