The Contemporary Banjo Player: A progressive tutor for the modern bluegrass banjo playerJohn Dowling (author)
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The Contemporary Banjo Player is a unique new tutor from world-renowned banjo player John Dowling. It covers not only the basics of Bluegrass banjo, but also teaches you how to expand and develop your playing and diversify into other musical styles.Suitable for players of every level.Packed with Photos, techniques, exercises and full songs to learn.Covers all the basics from rolls to hammer ons, slides, percussive playing, finger picking guitar style, and so much more!Accompanying CD contains demonstration tracks to aide progression.
Publisher: Faber Music Ltd
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 410 g
Dimensions: 305 x 229 x 18 mm
"John Dowling is one of my favorite banjo players and now he's written a wonderful new book, The Contemporary Banjo Player. It has something for everyone. If you're just starting out, he tells you how to position your hands and shows you basic rolls (finger patterns) so you can be playing music almost immediately. For the intermediate players, he gives tips on improvising, as well as lessons in melodic and single string playing. The advanced picker can graze on fingerpicking guitar style, bass line with melody and Banjo Percussion....plus much more. These pages are a treasure trove of techniques tunes and tips, all delivered to you by one of the most creative banjoists to ever put picks to a string. No home should be without this tremendous tome!"
Tony Trischka - (considered to be the consummate banjo artist and perhaps the most influential banjo player in the roots music world).