39 Solos-America's Legend Fiddler-Transcribed and edited by one of Herman Johnson's former students this book offers 39 solos in the inimitable smooth precise and innovative Johnson style. Inspired in his youth by Bob Willis of the TexasPlayboys Johnson learned tunes by listening to records and the radio. At 16 he successfully auditioned to play in Willis' band but was then too young to join the musicians union. Johnson went on to adistinguished career as a performer and contest fiddler winning the National Fiddling Championship in Weiser Idaho five times the only player to reign undefeated each year he entered the contest. He also won the Grand MastersChampionship in Nashville. Many of the intermediate to advanced-level selections in this collection were drawn from Johnson's 1993 recording Simply Perfect.
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