Kara’s Instruction Books

Kara Barnard’s Instruction Books and Accompanying Videos

Clear and easy to understand instrumental instruction from Kara Barnard. 
- It has text and shows a cartoon of Kara playing guitar in her cabin and her dog, Dobie Jo, reading books at her feet.

Kara Barnard’s instruction books will help you learn without stressing you out!

The instruction books are made even more helpful by a series of accompanying videos, in which the things you are learning in the book are demonstrated by Kara.

Kara has decades of experience teaching all kinds of students: Kids and adults, beginning and advanced, people just starting out and seasoned performers. 

How to Order Instruction Books

To order any of the instruction books you’ll just scroll down to pay via PayPal (or Venmo). Hard copies sent via snail mail are $25 each, pdf copies are $20 each. Questions? Contact Kara.

- It has text and shows a cartoon of Kara playing guitar in her cabin and her dog, Dobie Jo, reading books at her feet.

Kara’s Phase One Guitar Primer

The essential tools needed for campfires, worship, social gatherings, and quiet time alone.

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The cover of Kara Barnards Bluegrass Banjo Primer book with text and a black and white drawing of a banjo on the front.

Bluegrass Banjo Primer

Includes simple lesson plans, exercises, and songs.

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When you order a pdf copy, Kara will email it to you. Please, make sure your email address on your PayPal or Venmo account works.

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The cover of Kara Barnard's Mountain Dulcimer Primer book. The cover image shows a line drawing of a dog playing a dulcimer.

Mountain Dulcimer Primer

Learn how to play the mountain dulcimer from the 2022 National Mountain Dulcimer champion.

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The cover of Kara Barnard's Jazz Manouche Lesson Book which shows a cartoon of a very cool-looking Dobie Jo with sunglasses and a cigarette in her mouth playing the dulcimer.

Jazz Manouche for Mountain Dulcimer

Swing songs in the style of Django Reinhardt. 

When you order a pdf copy, Kara will email it to you. Please, make sure your email address on your PayPal or Venmo account works.

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Background image of a row of hands, based on a drawing by Kara Barnard
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