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The banjo reviews database is here to help educate people before they purchase an instrument. Of course, this is not meant to be a substitute for playing the instrument yourself!

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Janet Davis: Back-Up Banjo.

Submitted by terry.mcbride on 12/12/2009

Where Purchased: Amazon

Overall Comments

I feel much better about myself as a banjo player now having learned from this book. I combined this book with listening to J.D. Crowe (as suggested by Mike Munford). The book gave me the basics and J.D. Crowe (The New South and Bluegrass Album Band (vol1)) demonstrated how you should use them. The book does an OK job of showing you how to use the techniques in a song, but not like J.D. Crowe.

I feel like a have a good base for backup now and I think it will help me play better all around. I highly recommend it.

Overall Rating: 9

Janet Davis: The Ultimate Banjo Songbook

Submitted by terry.mcbride on 12/28/2008

Where Purchased: Gift

Overall Comments

This is a fantastic book for a novice or intermediate who wants to learn about different playing styles. The book gives you multiple ways to play each song. In that sense its full of lot's of licks as well. In fact alternate licks are provided as well.

My only suggestion would be to repeat the songs on the CD for practicing over. Right now the tracks only demondtrate thr tabs.

Overall Rating: 9

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