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Old-Time Banjo Without The Bullshit

Old-Time Banjo Without The Bullshit

By Pat Costello
With over seventy years of playing experience between them, father and son team Pat and Patrick Costello share banjo tips and share stories from the road.
Pat Costello is the founder of The God Knows We Tried String Band.
Patrick Costello is the author of The How and the Tao of Old-Time Banjo, and was dubbed The Merry God of Banjo by The Washington Post.
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OTBWTB 5: A Conversation About Stage Presence

Old-Time Banjo Without The Bullshit

OTBWTB 5: A Conversation About Stage Presence
A big part of making music is about reaching people. In this episode, Pat and Patrick more or less talk about stage presence, and ramble a bit.about learning the ropes singing to a crowd.
July 27, 2021
Old Time Banjo Without The Bullshit Episode Four: Learning Songs
Pat and Patrick discuss the multiple skills at play when learning song.
June 20, 2021
Old-Time Banjo Without The Bullshit: A Conversation About Teaching
Pat and Patrick discuss teaching and learning the art of old-time banjo.
June 8, 2021
Old-Time Banjo Without the Bullshit Episode Two: Chords
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
In Episode Two Pat and Patrick Costello talk about chords and share war stories from trying to teach basic musicianship in the art of Old-Time Banjo.
May 29, 2021