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LEARN TO FRAIL PACKAGE!
Our world-famous Learn To Frail Package. This is an incredible value featuring great books and videos to help you make music with the five-string banjo!
- The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo – Spiral Bound Edition!
- The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo Companion CD
- Frailing Banjo with Patrick Costello DVD
- Basic Frailing Practice DVD
- Frailing the Blues DVD
Two books and three DVD’s for the low price of 47.95 + shipping. Order Now or call Dear Old Dad at (410) 968-3873.
Patrick Costello’s first photo essay is a deceptively simple look at the day to day happenings over the course of a year along a one-mile stretch of road on the banks of the Chesapeake Bay in Crisfield, Maryland.
The workbook that Dear Old Dad and Patrick use at their workshops!
27 essays and online workshops written by Pat & Patrick Costello over the last twelve years. Subjects range from banjo & guitar instruction to music theory, thoughts on the learning process and much more.
A collection of hymns, country gospel and spirituals arranged for frailing banjo.
Songs include what Are They Doing In Heaven Today?, Shall We Gather At The River?, Oh Mary Don’t You Weep, For The Beauty Of The Earth, Oh How I love Jesus, Never grow Old and many more.
Patrick walks you through each song on the accompanying DVD.
In a book that is redefining how traditional music is taught Patrick Costello shares the basic skills of old time “frailing” banjo and much more. Starting with a simple picking pattern and a handful of chord forms (as the author points out, “if you know three chords you can play thousands of songs!”) the book continues to build on those basic skills covering everything from complex fiddle tunes to working up chord melody arrangements of Dixieland songs and beyond.
Each chapter of The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo is filled with the authors warm “down-home” sense of humor. Throughout the book readers are encouraged to get out and make music, have adventures and celebrate this wonderful thing called music. Patrick isn’t bashful about relating some of his own misadventures from his days as a beginner to encourage you to go out and and make music with other people.
The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo is a treasure trove of information and encouragement for anyone who wants to start playing the banjo. Don’t wait. Order your copy today and start making music for and with your friends and family.
In this revolutionary follow-up to The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo Patrick Costello tears down the artificial boundaries imposed on old time banjo over the last twenty years and presents frailing banjo in a manner that gives the reader the know-how to play anything, anywhere with anyone.
This is not a tune book or a study of Appalachian banjo styles. A Book Of Five Strings is a guide to understanding and mastering the techniques that form the core skill set of old time banjo. Music theory, improvisation, rhythm and other topics are covered along with left and right hand exercises to build up your coordination and overall understanding of the fretboard. There is even instruction on how to use old time banjo techniques in bluegrass and blues settings.
A Book Of Five Strings is a must-have for any student or teacher of old time banjo who wants a better understanding of old time banjo and the language of music.
Play and sing great old songs like Stagolee, Frankie and Johnny, Streets of Laredo, Worried man Blues and many more!
Patrick Costello walks you through the basics for frailing banjo and a whole lot more in this groundbreaking video presentation that has introduced thousands upon thousands of people around the world to the five-string banjo.
Get your mojo working as Patrick Costello guides you through the rhythms and concepts of the blues. From simple frailing accompaniment to bottleneck banjo this workshop gives you the tools play country blues on the five-string banjo.
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. Topics include the basic frailing strum, double thumb, drop thumb, rests, chords and singing.
Available in DVD video and DVD data formats. Special introductory price is $15.95
Patrick Costello shares his love for the acoustic guitar in a workshop that guides your from picking up a guitar for the first time to developing complex picking patterns. Here is your chance to bring home the workshop that has people around the world making music with the acoustic guitar.
From the streets of Philadelphia to your living room! Dear Old Dad guides you through the basic skills required to play rhythm with the tenor banjo and tenor guitar.