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Books and Videos

Dr. Banjo has created the following instructional materials. Click on the links below to see details on that item. Also, check out the Dr. Banjo Store for the rest of Pete's materials.

Books

How To Make A Band Work
Whether you're in it as a career or hobby, band or solo, it helps to know how to deal with the many non-musical challenges of being a musician:...

Bluegrass Songbook
140 classic songs. The only book with instruction on bluegrass singing, including bluegrass harmony, and many pages of tips from the all-time greats!...

Bluegrass Banjo
200,000 copies sold! A clear, complete course from beginning rolls to advanced licks. 143 pages with CD including examples, licks, easy play-along...

Masters of the Five String Banjo
The Banjo Bible By Tony Trischka and Pete Wernick. 432 pages over 200 photos, 50 tabs, 18 in-depth interviews. A treasure trove featuring 70 all-time...

Videos

Bluegrass Banjo Backup, Basic Level
Banjo Player Alert! New Release from Pete: Bluegrass Banjo Backup on DVD! This brand new DVD release by Pete "Dr. Banjo" Wernick has two hours of...

Bluegrass Slow Jam for the Total Beginner
Just Right for the Brand New Picker! A Super-Easy, No-Fail Play-Along Session with Pete "Dr. Banjo" Wernick Anyone, with any instrument, can get into...

Intermediate Bluegrass Jam Session
Intermediate Bluegrass Jam Session includes 22 full-length songs at medium tempos, with two soloing opportunities each song, as well as many tips...

Bluegrass Jamming, A Guide for Newcomers and Closet Pickers
Pete with Nick Forster, Sally Van Meter, and members of String Cheese Incident, Yonder Mountain String Band and the Floodplain Gang. Guest...

Get Rolling: Ultra-Easy No-Fail Intro to Bluegrass Banjo
Any new banjo player, even a child, will be playing along almost immediately with Pete on over twenty well-known songs. Basic strum and 3-finger roll...

Beginning Bluegrass Banjo
Best Seller! Two-hour video + tab. Months' worth of learning, just $30.00. A step-by-step method based on 20 years teaching. Split-screen closeups,...

Branching Out On The Banjo
Patterns, techniques, and a "road map to the banjo neck" will give everyone from experienced beginners to advanced players new ways of spinning out...

Make Up Your Own Banjo Solos
Learn how to create convincing banjo solos, both "on the fly" in jam sessions and with more precision in your practice time...

Play-Along CD/Booklet Sets

Bluegrass Banjo
On one CD, just banjo in one stereo channel, and the rest of a 5-piece bluegrass band (with vocals) in the other. With your balance control, remove...

Bluegrass Guitar
On one CD, just guitar in one stereo channel, and the rest of a 5-piece bluegrass band (with vocals) in the other. With your balance control, remove...

Bluegrass Mandolin
On one CD, just mandolin in one stereo channel, and the rest of a 5-piece bluegrass band (with vocals) in the other. With your balance control,...