"Banjo For Dummies is the latest book in the successful Dummies music series. It will cover the basics on playing, from picking and strumming techniques to various banjo playing styles (from classic banjo technique to jazz theory). It will include finger patterns, chord positions, chord scales, single string technique, claw hammer picking and strumming, fingerboard charts, and more. Banjo playing is vibrant and evolving, and Banjo For Dummies discusses not only traditional banjo play but the latest style innovations. No other book offers such an accessible ""point of entry"" for the new banjo fan and offers instruction on the various playing styles. Companion CD featues play-along exercises, songs, riffs, chords, and audio and MP3 files."