Mel Bay Everything You Wanted to Know About Clawhammer Banjo: A Complete Tutor for the Intermediate and Advanced Player

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9780786658909: Mel Bay 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.

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Ken Perlman is a well known banjo and guitar player on the American and international folk music scene. He also has an advanced degree in ethnomusicology (the study of folk music). For the last several years he has been deeply immersed in studying old-time (traditional) fiddling on Prince Edward Island in the Canadian Maritimes. To date, he has published several articles on the subject in American and Canadian periodicals, and released an anthology cassette of field recordings entitled The Old Time Fiddlers of Prince Edward Island. He is also at work on a book based on the fiddlers’ oral histories.

Ken’s has also recorded audio and video banjo instruction series for Homespun, Centerstream, and Mel Bay Publications, Inc. His solo recordings include Island Boy (Wizmak), Devil in the Kitchen (Marimac), Live in the U.K. (Halshaw), and Clawhammer Banjo and Fingerstyle Guitar Solos (Folkways). He lives and works in the Boston area.

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