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Mel Bay Banjo Instruction Books

by Pat Cloud



“The Key To Five-String Banjo”

One of the most frequently asked questions by banjo students is, “How do you gain freedom of expression with the banjo outside of basic chords and songs?” The Key is a five-note scale which visually maps out the neck. Learn more…







“Straight Ahead Jazz For Banjo”


The world of melodic jazz banjo soloing revealed! Applied music theory and over 90 exercises and examples which outline the possibilities and structure of five-string banjo jazz improvisation. Written in both tablature and standard notation. Learn more…




Online Webcam Lessons With Pat Cloud

Give Yourself A New Perspective!

Everyone would like to play better. Regardless if you are beginner or professional, let me give you positive and practical insights on how you can improve your technique and make your playing experience more enjoyable. Log on and we will get your playing up to speed and discover the intricacies that will make the difference. Let me show you the mind-set of getting the most from your practice sessions. Here’s an opportunity to spend your time and money more efficiently. No long term obligations – Pay as you go!


Here are just a few online lesson topics:

• Introduction To Five String Banjo

• Ensemble Bluegrass Banjo

• Effective Practice Techniques

• How to Use A Metronome

• Basic Through Advanced Theory For Bluegrass Banjo

• Basic Through Advanced Theory For Jazz Banjo

• Fretboard Learning Strategies

• Chords – Structure and Application

• Developing Ear To Hand Coordination

• Beginning Through Advanced Improvisation

• Chord Arrangements

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