Composer PERLMAN, KEN
Voicing/Instrument BANJO METHOD W/CD
Publisher MEL BAY PUBLICATIONS, INC
Everything You Wanted to Know About Clawhammer Banjo, A Complete Tutor for the Intermediate and Advanced Player
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 two accompanying CDs.