These beginner banjo instructional books, written by Geoff Hohwald, are listed below in order. Start with Beginning Banjo Warm-Up Series and master speed and accuracy techniques. These skills are essential as you build on your knowledge and begin to learn rhythm. Once you feel comfortable with the material in the Beginning Banjo Warm-Up Series, try Geoff’s Banjo Primer. This book will help you learn the Scrugg’s style 5-string banjo playing technique.
The Banjo Primer Deluxe Edition by Geoff Hohwald is designed for true beginners who want to learn how to play Scruggs style 5 string banjo technique. This course starts off with basics like parts of the banjo, how to tune, and simple rolls. We’ll then move on to learn some easy to play song arrangements along with up the neck breaks to classic bluegrass songs. All examples and songs are played at three different speeds. This course contains over 2.5 hours of video instruction.