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The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo

Dear Old Dad been shipping books like crazy to Amazon, but they sell as fast as they get there. If you are looking for a copy of The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo, Songs For Sunday or A Book of Five Strings head over to Pik-Ware Publishing to place your order or call (410) 968-3873.

For the best value, be sure to check out our world famous Learn To Frail Package!

Pik-Ware also has a great selection of DVD workshops and the ebook edition of This Is Not A Banjo!



Spicing Things Up

How, where, when and why to use salt and pepper techniques like hammer-on’s, pull-off’s, bends and slides. I use Wildwood Flower as an example. You can find an easy to play tab for the song in The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo.

The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo is available from Pik-Ware Publishing or Amazon. The book is also freely available online under a Creative Commons license.

If you are visually impaired, I also have Wildwood Flower – and other tunes – in a format that works with a braille display. Email for more information.

Steve’s Banjo Journey

Hi Patrick!

Lookin’ forward to that second edition of How and the Tao. That first one really enriched my life. The weather comes and goes, people come and go, but my banjo seems to stick around. Can’t believe it has been seven years!

For fun, here’s my first banjo video. Back when I didn’t dare sing in public.

And here’s my latest – 3 new songs I’ve been writing and ironing out – maybe play ‘em at an open mic soon.

Hope you’re stayin’ warm out there!