Tony Trischka Banjo Lesson: Left Hand Separation of Notes

by David Bandrowski

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About Tony Trischka

Tony Trischka has inspired countless bluegrass and acoustic musicians for almost 4 decades now. Trischka made his recording debut in 1971 on 15 Bluegrass Instrumentals with the band Country Cooking. He went on to record three solo albums between 1974 and 1976: Bluegrass Light, Heartlands, and Banjoland. Since 1978 he has played with artists such as Peter Rowan, Richard Greene, and Stacy Phillips, and countless others. His Double Banjo Bluegrass Spectacular album, which came out in 2004, received multiple IBMA awards and a Grammy Nomination. In 2010 he produced Steve Martin's highly acclaimed Rare Bird Alert album, which was nominated for Bluegrass Album of the Year. Trischka was the musical director for the documentary "Give Me the Banjo", which aired on PBS in 2011. Aside from teaching, Tony continues to push the boundaries of banjo music on stage and in the studio.

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