Learn to play frailing banjo with Patrick Costello! Get three of our most popular DVD workshops for only $25.00!
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Patrick Costello presents the craft of frailing banjo as an improvisational art from that blends rhythmic and melodic techniques to create powerful and joyful music. This video comes across like a lesson on Patrick’s front porch!
Basic Frailing Techniques
Practice those all important basics right along with Patrick as he guides you through routines and exercises designed to enhance your command of the frailing technique.
Delivered with Patrick’s uniquely clear and empowering approach, this DVD shares the big secrets of frailing banjo.
You will see how all of the mazing sounds are achieved with a handful of simple Topics include the basic frailing strum, double thumb, drop thumb, rests, chords and singing.
Frailing The Blues
In Frailing The Blues: An Introduction to country blues on the five-string banjo, Patrick takes the basic frailing skill set and walks you through a set of songs, concepts and exercises geared to help you get into the groove of country blues music. Patrick offers tips on playing slide banjo, using rests and phantom hammer-ons to create exciting rhythms and picking up ideas from blues guitar players. In the process you will learn great blues songs like Samson and Delilah, Minglewood Blues, Rollin’ and Tumblin’ and both the Furry Lewis and Mississippi John Hurt arrangements of Stagolee.
Delivered with Patrick’s world-renowned clear and easygoing approach, Frailing The Blues is a groundbreaking project that offers an entirely new perspective on frailing the five-string banjo – all while using skills and techniques familiar to most banjo students. As Patrick points out, “Nothing is as complicated as it sounds.”