This is Not a Banjo: Essays about making music (and other stuff) by Patrick Costello & Dear Old Dad collects 27 essays and on-line workshops written by Pat & Patrick Costello over the last twelve years. Subjects range from banjo & guitar instruction to music theory, thoughts on the learning process and much more.
Over the years my father and I have used just about every medium to teach, but when it comes down to brass tacks the written word – as simple and low-tech as it may be – is still the most direct and powerful tool in our arsenal to get technical ideas and concepts across.
In these pages you will find a collection of workshops and essays we created over the years. Some are direct answers to questions, others are our own random observations and a few are just instances where we were experimenting with ways to present technical data to our on-line students.
~from the introduction by Patrick Costello
This is Not a Banjo is available as a PDF download.
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