Masters of the 5 String Banjo



   
Masters of the 5 String Banjo - In Their Own Words And Music
A banjo tab library in a single volume.
Originally published in 1988 by Oak Publications, this comprehensive overview of the great three finger players is a must for the library of every serious bluegrass banjo picker - at any skill or experience level. Masters has been a cult classic since it went out of print several years ago, commanding prices up to $150 on auction sites during out of print intervals.
In creating this book, Pete and Tony conducted interviews with the giants of the genre and complied them all in a single volume, along with 50 tabs, tons of biographical information, a great many wonderful and useful photos and a fascinating catalog of the string, capo, set up, technique and instrument preferences of 68 top players, as of the original print date.
The bulk of the 400+ page book consists of in-depth studies of: Earl Scruggs (20 pages) , Snuffy Jenkins (3 pages) , Don Reno (18 pages) , Ralph Stanley (12 pages) , Sonny Osborne (22 pages) , Allen Shelton (20 pages) , J.D. Crowe (22 pages) , Bill Keith (22 pages) , John Hartford (20 pages) , Ben Eldridge (20 pages) , John Hickman (16 pages) , Alan Munde (22 pages) , Larry McNely (22 pages) , Butch Robbins (22 pages) , Pete Wernick (22 pages) , Tony Trischka (22 pages) , Bela Fleck (24 pages) and Pat Cloud (30 pages). Each chapter includes photos of the player's right hand position and how they wear their picks in addition to detailed discussion and analysis.
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$60.00 USD