The first volume in a series dedicated to empowering students to master the art of frailing the five-string banjo. Patrick Costello has completely rethought how the essential skills are presented, resulting in an astonishingly clear introduction to the craft.
As an added bonus, The Mechanics of Frailing Banjo is a web-enhanced book with links to audio and video workshops with Patrick Costello!
The Mechanics of Frailing Banjo focuses on just that – the mechanical skills required to begin exploring this powerful approach to music.
The Mechanics of Frailing Banjo is a web-enhanced book. Inside the pages you will find a link and password for a web page filled with multimedia files where Patrick and Dear Old Dad walk you through the book page-by-page.
The Mechanics of Frailing Banjo is a perfect book to supplement your lessons. This method works, and will have your students making music in no time at all.
“This series of books presents frailing from a musician’s perspective. In book one we explore the mechanics of frailing banjo. In book two we learn to work with music intuitively. In book three we will begin to understand the logic of the fretboard and from there I have many more wonderful things to share with you! We will learn to play and sing folk songs, country blues, dynamic bluegrass leads and instrumental breaks – alone or with other musicians.”
~Patrick Costello, from the Introduction
The Mechanics of Frailing Banjo includes audio and video workshops with Patrick Costello.
Inside the pages of The Mechanics of Frailing Banjo, you will find a password to access video and audio workshops with Patrick Costello walking you through the book page by page. Visit our enhanced book page to learn more about this exciting feature!