Everything You Wanted to Know About Clawhammer Banjo
- ISBN-13: 9780786690510
- Publisher: Mel Bay Publications, Inc.
- Publication date: 2015-08-05
- Edition: Pap/Psc
- Language: English
- Pages: 200
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.