• New in Print - Appalachian Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo

    Appalachian Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo

    FENTON, MO — Mel Bay Publications, Inc. has announced the release of Appalachian Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo, by Ken Perlman. This stunning new collection is available in eBook for purchase now for $19.99 with a print version coming soon.

    This comprehensive collection features over 100 note-for-note skillfully-crafted clawhammer banjo arrangements of "old-time" Southern fiddle tunes comes in clear tablature with suggested guitar chords at a wide variety of skill levels.

    The book contains most of the tunes played in concert or recorded by author Ken Perlman and renowned Appalachian-style fiddler Alan Jabbour, plus over 50 more classic tunes from Ed Haley, Edden Hammons, John Salyer and many other iconic roots fiddlers.


    • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • Chapter 2. Tablature and Techniques
    • Chapter 3. More Pointers on Technique and Style
    • Chapter 4. Syncopation in Clawhammer
    • Chapter 5. Try These Tunes First!!
    • Chapter 6. Tunes in G and G-Modal (with E-Modal)
    • Chapter 7. Tunes in D and D-Modal
    • Chapter 8. Tunes in A and A-Modal
    • Chapter 9. Tunes in C
    • Appendix A. Fiddlers’ Hall of Fame
    • Appendix B. Alphabetical List of Tunes and Online Playlist
    • Appendix C. Ken Perlman Bibliography and Discography

    Also Included

    • Instruction on basic and advanced techniques
    • Tips on improving your musicianship
    • How to play syncopated rhythms and melodies in clawhammer style
    • Frameworks for dealing with crooked tunes and modal tunes
    • Historical notes and picturesque backstories
    • All tunes and most musical illustrations on 124 online audio tracks demonstrated

    Online audio includes 24 tracks featuring excerpts from recordings of the author performing with the virtuosic fiddler Alan Jabbour, to whom the book is dedicated.

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