Clawhammer banjo is a gas; highly rhythmic, super Americana, and absolutely guaranteed to trigger big smiles and tapping feet in your audience. Clawhammer refers to its down-picking technique where the hand forms a claw-like shape and the strings are struck by the fingers in a down-picking style. In Module 1, Cathy steps you through all of the basics, from both G and C tuning to right-hand techniques, chords, scales, hammers, pull-offs and slides.
In Module 1, Cathy steps you through all of the basics, from both G and C tuning to right-hand techniques, chords, scales, hammers, pull-offs and slides. Along the way you’ll learn to play Skip to My Lou, Cripple Creek, Sandy River Belle, Little Liza Jane, Buffalo Gals, Old Joe Clark, Shady Grove, This Little Light of Mine and Old Paint – enough of a sold repertoire to participate at the jams and treat family and friends to your new-found clawhammer banjo prowess!
Everything is demonstrated and broken down note-by-note in full living color. The interactive lesson player equips you with handy tools for zooming, looping and for calling up charts, tab and notation with a single click. Slow and at tempo playalongs get you in the clawhammer groove quickly and accelerate the learning process. You will play your way through the course – no tedious theory or boring exercise to struggle through!