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This book is not for anyone who has ever played guitar or uke - you don’t need pages telling you what a fret is. I really wanted it for right hand technique, but I’ve found more useful - free - videos on YouTube. Save your money and get a book not aimed at the lowest common denominator.
I've been playing for about 2 months/ 100 or so hours. I started with "Clawhammer Banjo Primer," by Bradley Laird and it was an EXCELLENT book. I thought I'd see what this one offered, as it has a lot more songs in it. Honestly, I was not impressed. I would suggest the book I mentioned before. The only thing this book covers that Primer didn't is drop thumb, which I learned from some Steve Harrison YouTube videos.
Decent info regarding basic clawhammer movement. Virtually zero instruction or exercises for fretting and putting it all together. Taught about doing a basic strumming, then bam . . . into music. Whether you can read music or not. Would not recommend.
I am a novice, I admit it. But at the first lesson, when playing the cd that accompanies the book, they are playing more than you are learning. What's with that? Why do the add plucking strings when they haven't told you which ones they're plucking?!