The term "book review" may be a bit too
formal for my purpose. This is simply where I'll
be posting my thoughts and impressions about
products that I've used.
I've probably bought more than my share of
books and DVD's over the years. It's been my
experience that all books have useful
information, however different books are
written for different purposes and audiences.
If I can help an aspiring banjoist with my
thoughts on a particular book or other product,
I'm happy to do so.
Book Review - Earl Scruggs and the 5-String Banjo
Like Earl and his unique style, this book was historic when it was first released and its significance has
not diminished over time. It is a "must have" book for any serious bluegrass banjoist.
Book Review - Hal Leonard Banjo Method (Books 1 and 2)
I use the Hal Leonard Banjo Method when teaching my own beginner students. I find the books to be
very well paced, with new concepts and technical maneuvers introduced at a gentle pace, with lots of
practical examples in the tunes.