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Folk Banjo

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Folk Banjo

Folk Banjo

by Peter J. Curry

Long neglected, the banjoists of the late 50s and early 60s played a significant role in popularizing the instrument. This book covers the unique playing styles of 15 Folk Era players: Erik Darling, Bob Gibson, Tommy Makem, Mike Seeger, Pete Seeger, Dave Van Ronk, Eric Weissberg, Dick Weissman, and others, including techniques such as frailing, up-picking, adaptations from classical guitar, various methods of strumming, Scruggs-picking, more. Songs include lyrics and chord symbols. Not for beginners; a familiarity with banjo basics is essential. Wire-bound. Tablature only. 72 pp.
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  • Erik Darling - All My Trials
  • Billy Faier - Lute Song for Five-String Banjo
  • Bob Gibson - Lost Jimmie Whelan
  • Dave Guard - The Bonnie Ship, the Diamond
  • Alex Hassilev - There's A Meetin' Here Tonight
  • Tommy Makem - Marie's Wedding
  • Mike Seeger - John Hardy
  • Peggy Seeger - Handsome Molly
  • Pete Seeger - Wasn't That A Time
  • John Stewart - Oh, Sail Away
  • Dave Van Ronk - Fair and Tender Ladies
  • Eric Weissberg - No Title Yet Blues
  • Dick Weissman - Soft Blow the Summer Winds
  • Hedy West - Pans of Biscuits
  • Bob Yellin - Roll On John
  • Pete Seeger - Where the Old Allegheny and Monongahela Flow

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