Lessons Taken to Heart: Private Banjo & Guitar Studies with Jerry Garcia

Author: Mary E. Gibbons

Publication date: 2004

Blue Mountain Music Processing

"This book includes 22 tablature arrangements of folk songs, some with several variations, handwritten by Jerry Garcia of the Grateful Dead. These guitar and banjo tablature charts were written for the author by Jerry as practice material. He wrote these songs and exercises during 1964-5 while teaching the author at Dana Morgan's Music Store in Palo Alto, California. Eleven essays reflect on the impact of this special learning adventure over more than thirty years of professional music performance, musicology, music education and music therapy experience. Also includes a CD-ROM with midi renditions of the songs, information om playing techniques and tunings, chord theory diagrams drawn by Jerry Garcia, lyrics, melodies and chords for all songs, a bibliography and references."
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