Everything You Wanted to Know About Clawhammer Banjo

Everything You Wanted to Know About Clawhammer Banjo

  • ISBN-13: 9780786690510
  • Author: Ken Perlman
  • Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2015-08-05
  • Edition: Pap/Psc
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 200
  • $38.15

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One of the world's top players addresses nearly every aspect of the popular 5-string banjo style known as clawhammer or frailing. Chapter themes include fundamentals; advanced and experimental techniques; arranging and backup; how to play reels, hornpipes, jigs and other fiddle tunes; how to approach such genres as ragtime, bluegrass, klezmer, blues, calypso, and a wide variety of "national" and regional music; alternative tunings; setup and accessories; and historical background. Features 120 tunes along with numerous exercises and musical examples in crystal clear tablature; all tunes illustrated by author on the extended play online audio download.

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