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Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'

GLoux 06 Oct 04 - 02:00 PM
JohnInKansas 06 Oct 04 - 04:32 PM
Geoff the Duck 06 Oct 04 - 07:07 PM
Uncle_DaveO 06 Oct 04 - 10:10 PM
GUEST,Les B. 07 Oct 04 - 02:33 AM
GLoux 07 Oct 04 - 10:32 AM
GUEST,Patrick Costello 09 Oct 04 - 04:03 PM
GUEST 22 Sep 10 - 12:25 AM
Melissa 22 Sep 10 - 01:52 AM
Leadfingers 22 Sep 10 - 04:09 AM
Melissa 22 Sep 10 - 04:10 AM
Leadfingers 22 Sep 10 - 04:19 AM
Desert Dancer 22 Sep 10 - 12:42 PM
GUEST,Grishka 22 Sep 10 - 02:17 PM
The Sandman 22 Sep 10 - 02:21 PM
Patrick-Costello 29 Sep 10 - 09:19 AM
The Sandman 29 Sep 10 - 09:24 AM
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Subject: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: GLoux
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 02:00 PM

Patrick Costello (the author) posted the following note on the old-time news group. I think some Mudcatters will find it useful and interesting.

-Greg
____________________________________________________________________

The entire text of The How and The Tao of Old Time Banjo by Patrick
Costello has been released online under a Creative Commons License.

The printed book and the CD ROM edition are still availible in stores
all over the place, but we are making the information in the book
freely availible online.

To find out more (and to read the book) head over to:
http://www.funkyseagull.com/book/tao.html

-Patrick


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: JohnInKansas
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 04:32 PM

Link:

The TAO.

You can download a .zip of the book, 572KB.

John


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: Geoff the Duck
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 07:07 PM

I'll have to take a look another day - too late now. Looks interesting though!
Quack!
GtD.


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: Uncle_DaveO
Date: 06 Oct 04 - 10:10 PM

Pat Costello is a fine banjoist/guitarist from Criswell, Maryland. He and his father have run web banjo instruction for free for years, and he is a generous, openhanded (though sometimes irascible) teacher and propagandist for the banjo, and old time music in general.

He is also a Zen devotee, and I assume Tao too. I have done no more than a quick look at the book on his site, but I have heard wonderful things about it from those who have the hard copy book.

Dave Oesterreich


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: GUEST,Les B.
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 02:33 AM

The stories at the very end of the book are worth reading. The instructional stuff is good too, but the stories are great.


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: GLoux
Date: 07 Oct 04 - 10:32 AM

The book is very well written and his stories enjoyable. I only wish he would mention his sources/recordings of the transcriptions and encourage the reader to listen to develop the ear. I know people who learn soley by transcriptions and get locked into that method.

-Greg


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: GUEST,Patrick Costello
Date: 09 Oct 04 - 04:03 PM

A recording won't help your ear. For that you've got to get out and jam.

Glad you guys are getting a kick out of the book. I'll be releasing the guitar book under the same license in a few weeks.

-Patrick


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: GUEST
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 12:25 AM

I cannot find the download on line,, just on google books.. is it still avalable for download? thanks in advance

anvil


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: Melissa
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 01:52 AM

Hi, Guest-anvil.
Did you click the TAO link near the beginning of this thread?

When you get on that page, look under the blue rectangle on the right side..there's a thing to click for free stuff.
Is that what you want?


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 04:09 AM

Thwere are NO links to Free Download anywhere there


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: Melissa
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 04:10 AM

huh..I looked at some stuff that sure looked free and downloadable.
guess I ought to not make friendly efforts at trying to point toward things.

sorry


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: Leadfingers
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 04:19 AM

This looks more likely


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: Desert Dancer
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 12:42 PM

Leadfingers has understated it - he's definitely got it.


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: GUEST,Grishka
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 02:17 PM

This is Patrick Costello's freebie site, slightly hidden but still available. I never touched a banjo, but I find the book useful for my general education. Thanks a lot, Patrick Costello!


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: The Sandman
Date: 22 Sep 10 - 02:21 PM

thanks patrick, you are agood guy


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: Patrick-Costello
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 09:19 AM

All of my books - The How ans the Tao of Old Time Banjo, A Book of Five Strings, The Outlaws & Scalawags Songbook, The How and the Tao of Folk Guitar and the recently published Songs For Sunday have been released online under Creative Commons licenses.

I keep a directory of my free instructional material at http://dailyfrail.com/free-books-videos/. Since the books are CC-licensed other sites have posted them as well.

I should also add that some of my books have been adapted to work with a braille display.

In addition to the books and audio workshops there are currently 329 video workshops on my YouTube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/Dobro33H

There have been a few attempts at indexing and cataloging my entire body of work, but I have been teaching music over the Internet since 1997 and there is just too much material to sort through. A Google search for "Patrick Costello banjo" (or guitar, ukulele and harmonica) will turn up a lot of links.

Hope this helps.

Patrick Costello
http://dailyfrail.com/


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Subject: RE: Old Time Banjo Goes 'Open Source'
From: The Sandman
Date: 29 Sep 10 - 09:24 AM

yes PATRICK it does you are a good teacher your workshops have been very helpful.Dick Miles


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