Banjo and guitar workshop playlists for binge-watching.
Old Time Banjo with Patrick and Dear Old Dad
I love the way my dad teaches. The original tab folder for this CD ROM video workshop (we did this just before DVD burners hit the market), but you can find tab for the songs in these workshops in
and/or The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo Crisfield Banjo Retreat Songbook
Patrick;s Guitar Stuff
A collection of folk and country blues guitar workshops.
Break out the slide and get funky with the banjo!
Even with all of the
medical tests this week I was still able to sit down and spend time putting pencil to paper. Pooka helped by keeping me company and destroying my notes.
I should be able to finish in the next day or so, and then Dear Old Dad has to start editing while I go to work on the next chapter. Once he gives me the all clear I will post the handwritten pages for all of my
I meet with my neurologist soon to go over my test results and maybe get closer to an answer to my typing difficulties.
Thank you for being part of this adventure!
When we posted our first banjo workshops back in 1997 people were dumbfounded. Teaching for free?
We quickly began helping people drag banjos and guitars out of closets. Our large following led to new opportunities.
In 2003 I accidentally wrote
. That was wild. I was a writer. Dear Old Dad was a pretty good editor. We opened our own publishing company: The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo Pik-Ware Publishing.
In 2004 I made
freely available under a The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo Creative Commons license and suddenly it seemed like everybody wanted to play the banjo.
We still sell our books here at
frailingbanjo.com/books but we also continue to make our work freely available so that the joy of homemade music remains accessible to everyone.
Pooka decided to organize my notes. Sigh.
I am going through a 24 hour EEG, but I did a workshop anyway. Tune in and frail along!
Happy Father’s Day, Pop!. Thanks for being my best friend.
Sing the Banjo! Episode Two: Secret Agent Man
Today we play the 60’s spy-rocker television theme that Johnny Rivers sang oh so well. It’s
Secret Agent Man !
This song was written by Steve Barri and P. F. Sloan for the television show
Secret Agent (also known as Danger Man).
The song uses simple chords in interesting combinations. It’s a lot of fun to play and sing solo, and a blast in jam sessions.
As much as I love this song, I have never seen the television show!
I sing the song, walk you through the riff and run you through the chord progression in the audio file. The .pdf had the lyrics and chords.
The audio file and lyric sheet are available for our
Patrick and Dear Old Dad play The Baltimore Fire, discuss The Maryland Folk Musicians Retreat, Patrick’s book in progress with a twist and other happenings around Crisfield, MD.
Write Dear Old Dad with your thoughts on the
: 2019 Maryland Folk Musicians Retreat firstname.lastname@example.org
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