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Arranger: Ken Perlman
Format: Book with Audio Online
Instrumentation: Banjo

This comprehensive collection features over 100 note-for-note skillfully-crafted clawhammer banjo arrangements of "old-time" Southern fiddle tunes, in clear tablature - with suggested guitar chords at a wide variety of skill levels. It contains most of the tunes played in concert or recorded by author Ken Perlman and renowned Appalachian-style fiddler Alan Jabbour, plus over 50 more classic tunes from Ed Haley, Edden Hammons, John Salyer and many other iconic roots fiddlers. Also included:

  • Instruction on basic and advanced techniques
  • Tips on improving your musicianship
  • How to play syncopated rhythms and melodies in clawhammer style
  • Frameworks for dealing with crooked tunes and modal tunes
  • Historical notes and picturesque backstories
  • Ken Perlman demonstrates all tunes and most musical illustrations on 124 online audio tracks

*Online Audio Includes: 24 tracks featuring excerpts from recordings of the author performing with the virtuosic fiddler Alan Jabbour, to whom the book is dedicated.
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