The First 15 Lessons series provides a step-by-step lesson plan for the absolute beginner, complete with audio tracks, video lessons, and real songs! Designed for self-teaching or for use with an instructor, you'll build a solid foundation as you work through each lesson, learning the basics of the instrument and music reading while practicing the many exercises, concepts and song excerpts within. Must-know instruction so you can start playing right away, with a free online tuner and metronome! This banjo book features video and print lessons by author and banjo master Kristin Scott Benson on: banjo fundamentals, music reading, tuning, three-finger Scruggs style, bluegrass banjo rolls, chords & scales, and slides, hammer-ones & pull-offs. Includes lead & backup banjo parts for these bluegrass songs: Boil Them Cabbage Down - Cripple Creek - Oh! Susanna - Old Joe Clark - When the Saints Go Marching In.