Zen in the Five-String Banjo or, What the uniquely American art of frailing banjo taught me about music, life, and love.

My next book, Zen in the Five-String Banjo or, What the uniquely American art of frailing banjo taught me about music, life, and love, is well underway.

The first draft got knocked out quickly. Almost overnight. Rather than simply tossing the document into the currents of the Internet, I decided to finish the work properly.

The attached PDF file is a rough draft of the first few chapters, with changes and additional content. I still have to add images, chord diagrams, and some sort of layout for the finished work. Expect typos, and for the pages to get a bit of work before we publish. This is intended simply to give you a peek into a book as it is written and to give you the opportunity to share some feedback.

Seriously, feedback would be appreciated. Writing is still a fairly new skill for me. Please don’t hesitate to thrash my grammar or even the work itself. Just be sure to share insight into how you would address the issue. Ball-busting is fine, as long as it’s an educational wedgie.

You are welcome to share the file. I would love feedback from people not interested in banjo stuff. Maybe I can convert them.

I will continue uploading updated drafts for our Patreon sponsors and YouTube members. Your support will help me finish this, and the next project!