The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo

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Funkyseagull.com, Aug 1, 2003 - Banjo - 167 pages
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The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo by Patrick Costello is a comprehensive guide for all banjo lovers. Novices and old-timers alike will benefit from clear and easy to understand presentations on subjects like the basic strum, melody, rhythm, scales, modes, playing by ear, playing while singing, drop thumb and much more. The author also entertains readers with many heart warming and sometimes amusing accounts of his musical adventures.
 

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Contents

Introduction
3
Strings
9
Note Values
15
The F Chord
22
Putting It All Together
30
Taking A Break
39
Chord Forms
45
The CF Minor Chord Positions
51
Playing Up The Neck
87
Harmonic Minor
102
Minor chord walkdowns
108
Alternate Tunings
116
Reading Music
130
The Tao of oldtime banjo
145
Ive always wanted to play
152
The chicken dancers
159

Drop Thumb Double Thumb
61
Other Rhythm Volume Tricks
67
Scales
73
Brain freeze
165
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