This book, designed for levels beginner to advanced, will help you learn the basic techniques needed to play today’s traditional music, as well as many other styles, from old-time music to pop. With 50 distinct exercises, the book provides a year’s worth of practice material with a two-week vacation. Each is labeled by playing/musical style, so you can focus on your favorites and skip around as you venture into new styles of playing and music. Along the way, you will improve your speed, dexterity and coordination, and accuracy, as you expand your melodic and harmonic vocabulary and knowledge of the fingerboard.
Banjo Aerobics: A 50-Week Workout Program for Developing, Improving, and Maintaining Banjo Technique, by Michael Bremer, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.