build you speed on the banjo

How to Build Your Speed on The Banjo by Ross Nickerson

Learn how to make everything you play on banjo sound better while you increase your speed and overall ability.
Get valuable insights on right hand technique, practice habits, and tips that will save you hours of practice time and move you towards your goals.

Here is a sound byte from the song Dixie Breakdown which is used on the CD as a model for ways to improve your speed and many other important aspects of your banjo playing.

I've transcribed the tablature from hand written tab in to tabledit.
Tabledit is a fantastic tablature program that is easy to read, looks neat and improves the quality of the book.
I also have re-mastered the original tape version on to CD with improved quality and added more text, including a written transcription of the spoken tips portion of the CD.
Find out why so many banjo students have purchased and benefited from this specialized instruction method.

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....I would like for you to know the exercises have already help my speed and I like the presentation".
Thank you. Dwayne Glanton

...Ross, The Dixie Breakdown book is a great exercise. Super roll practice. Fun song to work up and demonstrate the abilities of the banjo. Keep doing the web page and training material. I would like to see more intermediate - advanced methods and tab.

....I have enjoyed all of the material you have offered. Thanks for being there for the aspiring banjo players of the world. Joe Meyer

...I've taken some private lessons but have gotten more out of your Building Speed book and CD. Bob C

...Ross, I ordinarily do not contact anyone when I purchase their products, but I had to let you know I purchased your "How to Build Speed on Your Banjo" and in just 5 days it has absolutely increased beyond my expectations. Billy F

....I have found that the song Dixie Breakdown teaches so much more than just the song itself. What I am learning is transferrable to just about everything else I have learned so far. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting to improve any part of playing ability to get the course, learn the exercises, do them, and learn the song. Thanks again.


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Purchase How to Build Your Speed on the Banjo by Ross Nickerson for 4.95 off and no shipping charges with this E-Book option. After you purchase you receive a link immediatley to instructions to access a secured webpage with a link to download the Book in PDF with all the tracks from the CD. You can either download the tracks to your hard drive or keep returning to the webpage and simply click on the individual track links when working with a song. This version includes 24 two meausure rolls at three speeds to learn and practice with. Also included are the Tabledit tablature files that can be used to hear the songs on your computer

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