The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo was reviewed on Amazon for the fifty-second time today – it is also worth pointing out that it was the 44th 5-star review.
This isn’t exactly a big deal in terms of my ego. I mean, come on, guys. You know me. I don’t base my self-worth on reviews or public opinion.
The truth is that reviews help us reach new banjo students and they help us sell books.
New students keep the craft going and book sales help us continue to produce workshops.
People ask me all the time what they can do to help us keep The Daily Frail going. Well, there are three things you can do:
- Make and share music in your community.
That is the most important thing. Just get out and keep the folk process going.
- Buy a book or video from us if you can.
If you can’t afford to buy anything that’s okay. The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo will always be freely available.
- Write honest reviews.
Let people know how a book helped you. It is an easy way for you to assist us in reaching as many people as possible!
Now, if you did pick up your copy of The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo from Amazon, be sure to visit Pik-Ware publishing and check out the book’s Companion CD as well as the video tutorials in our Thumb’s Up Sale.
Wow. 52 reviews on Amazon . . . It still boggles my mind that something I wrote to help kids in an after-school banjo club has grown into a book that has been read by people around the world for the last ten years.