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Everything You Wanted to Know About Clawhammer Banjo

A Complete Tutor for the Intermediate and Advanced Player

By Ken Perlman

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Clawhammer Banjo (A Complete Tutor for the Intermediate and Advanced Player). Composed by Ken Perlman. For Banjo (5-String). Perfect binding, Methods. Clawhammer/Frailing. Intermediate-Advanced. Book/2-CD Set. 200 pages. Published by Mel Bay Publications, Inc (MB.99246BCD).

ISBN 9780786658909. Clawhammer/Frailing. 8.75 x 11.75 inches.

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.

  • Arkansas Traveller 
  • Angeline the Baker (Octave Up) 
  • Banjo Breakdown 
  • Bay of Fundy, The (With Backups) 
  • Beaumont Rag 
  • Black Velvet Waltz 
  • Black Hoe, The 
  • Black Mill, The 
  • Buffalo Gals 
  • Chicken Polka 
  • Chorus Jig 
  • Christmas Day In the Morning 
  • Cooley's Reel 
  • Country Waltz 
  • Crooked Stovepipe 
  • Crossing the Minch 
  • Darlin' Nelly Grey 
  • Dashing White Sergeant, The 
  • Dill Pickle Rag 
  • Dinah 
  • Dismissal, The 
  • Don MacLean's Farewell To Oban 
  • Dona Nobis Pacem 
  • Ducks on the Pond 
  • Dudanota (Hungarian Piping Tune) 
  • Duke of Perth, The 
  • Earl's Jig 
  • Far From Home 
  • Fiddlin' Phil 
  • Fisher's Hornpipe (Minstrel Version) 
  • Flowers of Edinburgh, The 
  • Flying Cloud Cotillion 
  • Foggy Clawhammer 
  • Gemstone Reel 
  • George V's Army 
  • Grandfather's Clock 
  • Green Meadow Reel 
  • Harvest Home Hornpipe 
  • Heather On the Hill 
  • High Reel, The 
  • Honeymoon Polka 
  • Hogeye 
  • Hull's Victory 
  • Indian Nation 
  • Indy's Favorite 
  • Island Boy 
  • Jamaica Farewell 
  • Janet Beaton 
  • Jay Bird 
  • Jentland Tune 
  • John Dan MacPherson Jig' 
  • Judique Reel 
  • Judy's Reel 
  • Ladies on a Steamboat  
  • Lakes Of Sligo 
  • Larry O'Gaff Reel 
  • Lass O' Gowrie 
  • Last Chance 
  • Laird o'Drumblair, The 
  • Leavin' Home 
  • Leeds Hornpipe, The 
  • Levantine's Barrel 
  • Loons on the Pond 
  • Lord MacDonald's Reel 
  • Mackilmoyle 
  • MacNab's Hornpipe 
  • Maid Behind the Bar, The 
  • Maple Leaf Rag, The 
  • Maple Sugar 
  • Mariner, The 
  • Marquis of Huntley Strathspey, The 
  • Merriweather  
  • Miss Lyall 
  • Miss Susan Cooper 
  • Miss Johnson Of Pittworth 
  • Mrs. Mccloud's Reel 
  • Niel Gow's Lament For His Second Wife 
  • Nine Points Of Roguery 
  • Old Joe Clark 
  • Old Jim River 
  • Over The Briny Ocean 
  • Over The Moor To Maggie 
  • Over The Waterfall 
  • Paddy Ryan's Dream 
  • Phiddlin' Phil 
  • Pigeon On The Gatepost 
  • Pipe Major Christie of Wick 
  • Plaza Polka 
  • President Garfield's Hornpipe 
  • Puncheon Camps 
  • Quindaro Hornpipe, The 
  • Rasputin's Last Ride 
  • Reel du Cordonnier 
  • Reuben's Train 
  • Richmond Cotillion 
  • Rickett's Hornpipe 
  • Road to California 
  • Road to Mexico 
  • Rollin & Tumblin' Blues 
  • Romanian-Bulgarish 
  • Sailor's Wife, The 
  • Sally Gardens 
  • Sally's in the Garden Siftin' Sand 
  • Sandy Boys 
  • Scartaglen Polka 
  • Schottische 'a Eric Montbel 
  • Sean Ryan's Polka 
  • Seneca Square Dance 
  • Sheehan's Reel 
  • Shenandoah Falls 
  • Sid Baglole's Tune 
  • Spanish Fandango 
  • Spoodis Skeery 
  • Tea Gardens Jig 
  • Tina's Schottische 
  • Turkey In The Straw 
  • Twin Sisters, The 
  • Two Pathways 
  • Two Rivers 
  • Upper Denton Hornpipe 
  • Waynesboro 
  • Waitin' for the Federals 
  • Westphalia Waltz 
  • Whalen's Breakdown 
  • White Cockade, The 
  • Willafjord 
  • Wolves Howling 
  • Yew Pine Mountains 

Everything You Wanted to Know About Clawhammer Banjo

A Complete Tutor for the Intermediate and Advanced Player

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A Complete Tutor for the Intermediate and Advanced Player

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