Alfred Music Publishing is the worlds largest educational music publisher. Alfred produces educational, reference, pop, and performance materials for teachers, students, professionals, and hobbyists spanning every musical instrument, style, and difficulty level. This book teaches everything you need to know to get started playing the banjo. Beginning with tablature reading and basic technique, you’ll be guided all the way to reading music and playing great bluegrass classics like Bile That Cabbage Down, Old Joe Clark and Cluck Old Hen. With helpful tips from renowned artists such as Bela Fleck, Alison Brown and John Hartford, this comprehensive beginner’s book provides a fun and unique way to get started playing this enjoyable instrument. The DVD includes the exercises and songs.