Appalachian Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo

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Format: Softcover & Online Media

ISBN: 978-15134-6542-5

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. ©2020, 156 pages



Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Tablature and Techniques
Chapter 3. More Pointers on Technique and Style
Chapter 4. Syncopation in Clawhammer
Chapter 5. Try These Tunes First!!
Chapter 6. Tunes in G and G-Modal (with E-Modal)
Chapter 7. Tunes in D and D-Modal
Chapter 8. Tunes in A and A-Modal
Chapter 9. Tunes in C
Appendix A. Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame
Appendix B. Alphabetical List of Tunes and Online Playlist
Appendix C. Ken Perlman Bibliography and Discography