I have been playing clawhammer style for about a year after many years of renovation and building string instruments. I have just completed a gourd tackon banjo and am moving into a Boucher style minstrel banjo. In terms of playing I am very interested in learning stroke style. I have Weidlich's Converse book and would like to broaden into examples of Briggs as well. I am aware of Bob Fleshers "Minstrel Banjo-Stroke Style" and Wiedlich's "Early Minstrel Banjo-Technique and Repertoire" and was wondering which way to go if choosing one. Any suggestions please.
I got both the intro book and the main book. If you are already playing clawhammer, I don't think the intro book would be a good investment.
You can also get the Briggs book in tablature.
Thanks for that info John. All grist to the mill.
Bumping this older thread to add that I just ordered the $30 book & CD with 60 tabs from Bob Flesher, ordered directly by phone with my credit card, from his site: http://www.drhorsehair.com/bookbag.html
Not sure why I waited so long, but it'll be fun to get it in the mail in a few days and peruse through! :)
Help support those who go to the trouble of making books, tabs, and CDs for us all...buy their stuff from them!