Tony Trischka teaches eleven classic pieces, prime examples of banjo playing at its best. You'll learn them, note-for-note, just as they were played by some of the greatest players in the history of the instrument. By learning these tunes you'll not only expand your repertoire, but in the process will also become more flexible in your ability to mix up various rolls, play in several keys without a capo and move more freely around the neck.
Tony performs each tune with John McGann backing him on guitar. He then slows it down, going over the tricky spots and explaining all the right and left hand techniques you'll need to play the piece.
Tracklisting: - John Henry (earl Scruggs), - Sitting On Top of the World (alan Shelton), - Gold Rush (vic Jordan), - Bye Bye Blues (alan Shelton), - Dixie Breakdown (don Reno), - Old Home Place (j.d. Crowe), - Salt Creek (bill Keith), - Casey Jones (bobby Thompson), - Clinch Mountain Backstep (ralph Stanely), - Little Maggie (bill Emerson), - Doug's Tune (doug Dillard)