The Complete 5-String Banjo Player (Paperback)

Author: Trischka, Tony

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Tony Trischka's banjo book

on 7/21/2008

This banjo book is a great resource if you're trying to learn banjo on your own or even when taking weekly lessons. It's important to read the explanations between sections as that's where the instructions at how to best finger difficult passages is located. The CD is very helpful in going thru the exercises which are taken at slower speeds, however, when a song is included as part of a given exercise, it's played entirely too fast for the beginning student. It would have been much better to play it slower, particularly in the first 75 pages or so of lesson least until the beginning student has half a chance of keeping up with the CD example. It's nice to show off one's speed ability on stage, but in a training book, including song examples at a slower speed would have been significantly more beneficial to the beginning banjo player.

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Written by Tony Trischka, one of the leading authorities in banjo education, The Complete 5-String Bluegrass Banjo Player sets the standard for bluegrass banjo instruction from beginning to advanced. From holding the banjo and reading tablature to melodic banjo style and standard bluegrass repertoire, this book is the definitive guide to learning authentic bluegrass technique. The audio CD includes demonstration tracks of the music examples, techniques, and songs. The Complete 5-String Bluegrass Banjo Player features include: all bluegrass techniques; scale patterns; chords illustrated with photographs and diagrams; new and clear engravings; composition and arranging; improvisation techniques; the most influential banjo players'' styles; and more!


Publisher Music Sales Amer
Mfg Part# 9780825603556
SKU 204962303
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0825603552
Release Date 10/1/2007
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0255
Publisher Oak Publications
$107.50 + $5.98 shipping
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