Fred Cockerham & Tommy Jarrell Clawhammer Banjo Masters

by Bob Carlin and Dan Levenson
sku: 02-30107M
Book/Online audio. A collection of 23 clawhammer banjo solos written in tablature. The pieces are transcribed as played by Fred Cockerham and Tommy Jarrell by Bob Carlin. Also included are modern interpretations by Dan Levenson. This is the third book in a series of transcribed tunes from the old masters. Previous books are "Kyle Creed - Clawhammer Banjo Master" and "Wade Ward - Clawhammer Banjo Master." Fred Cockerham and Tommy Jarrell both gave unique definition to the style of old-time clawhammer banjo playing. The repertoire, presented in tablature, is intended to be a starting point for your journey through the old-time music world. Each piece is presented in multiple arrangements, both on the page and in the online audio. Most of the recordings are played at learning tempos and correspond to the tablature. Intermediate/advanced. 56 pp.   More Details...

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  • Acknowledgements
  • Introductory notes
  • About the Recording Files; About the tunes
  • Reading tablature
  • Bob’s Method
  • Dan’s Method
  • A Biography of Fred and Tommy
  • As Time Draws Near
  • Back Step Cindy
  • Big Eyed Rabbit
  • Ducks on The Millpond
  • Frankie Baker
  • John Brown’s Dream
  • John Hardy
  • John Henry
  • Little Maggie
  • Little Satchel
  • Long Steel Rail
  • Love Somebody (aka Soldier’s Joy)
  • Old Bunch of Keys
  • Police (aka Policeman)
  • Poor Ellen Smith
  • Pretty Polly
  • Rockingham Cindy
  • Roustabout
  • Stay All Night
  • Sweet Sunny South
  • Tempie
  • Train 45 (aka Reuben, aka Reuben’s Train)
  • Yellow Rose of Texas
  • About the authors