This book, designed for all levels, will help you improve on basic techniques to play today’s traditional music, as well as many other styles, from old-time music to pop. With 50 distinct exercises, the book provides a year’s worth of practice material with a two-week vacation. Each exercise is labeled by playing/musical style, so you can focus on your favorites and skip around as you venture into new styles of playing and music. Along the way, you will improve your speed, dexterity, coordination, and accuracy, as you expand your melodic and harmonic vocabulary and knowledge of the fingerboard.
Banjo Aerobics: A 50-Week Workout Program for Developing, Improving, and Maintaining Banjo Technique, by Michael Bremer, Hal Leonard Corporation, www.halleonard.com.