Two eBooks - - - from Little Bear Banjo Publishing House and Screen Door Factory, a subsidiary of Little Bear Banjo Enterprises, LBBH Ltd.
With the assistance and encouragement of my friend David Brooks, I recently broke the code on posting eBooks to the Amazon Kindle site.
Here are my first two efforts.
My Banjo Journey, Bealeton, Virginia: Little Bear Banjo Publishing House, a subsidiary of Little Bear Banjo Enterprises, 2018.
In this little book, I describe the part of my banjo journey that had to do with collecting and repairing vintage banjos - somewhere between learning clawhammer, teaching clawhammer, and obsessively collecting niche instruments, I turned my attention to trying to keep these things in a state of repair, workable, or at least collectible. All that represents my “banjo journey” . . . so far.
Socratic Banjo: Clawhammer Instructional Stuff, Bealeton, Virginia: Little Bear Banjo Publishing House, a subsidiary of Little Bear Banjo Enterprises, 2018.
There are three parts to this book, written as an attempt to describe my trajectory through life where things banjo are concerned. The first three chapters attempt to convey the basics of clawhammer banjo playing. Chapter One captures my recollections of my first clawhammer banjo lesson taught by Bates Littlehales. Chapter Two relates a lesson taught to me by Dwight Diller many years after I first sat down with him to further my clawhammer education. The rest of the book is an effort to use what I learned from those teachers, and from many other musicians and music teachers who sought to make clawhammer accessible to me, to teach students of my own.
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