Books about Banjos

Love the Banjo? We’ve put together this list of the world’s best books about banjos, songbooks, learning the banjo, and developing your understanding of the history of the banjo. Enjoy.

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The Best Books about Banjos

Learning the Banjo
How to Play the 5-string Banjo: A Manual for Beginners
Earl Scruggs and the 5-String Banjo: Revised and Enhanced Edition
Banjo For Dummies
Bluegrass Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus
Clawhammer for the Complete Ignoramus
Banjo Primer Book for Beginners Deluxe Edition
Banjo Chord Finder: Easy-to-Use Guide to Over 2,800 Banjo Chords

Banjo Songbooks
The Earl Scruggs Banjo Songbook
First 50 Songs You Should Play on Banjo
The Beatles Banjo Tab
Janet Davis’s Ultimate Banjo Songbook

Biography and History
Earl Scruggs: Banjo Icon
The Birth of the Banjo: Joel Walker Sweeney and Early Minstrelsy
Banjo Roots and Branches (Music in American Life)

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