In this Homespun video series instructor Bob Carlin covers all the basics of the traditional clawhammer styles, teaching the chords, scales, tunings, and right-hand essentials you’ll need to figure out almost any tune.
The core of this style is in the right hand, and Bob demonstrates, in detail, how to get the real old-time clawhammer sound. He shows you easy renditions of four traditional banjo pieces, then adds hammer-ons, pull-offs, and other embellishments that create style and complexity.
Bob then introduces “Liberty” in double-C tuning, which features double thumbing the fifth string, a slightly more advanced right-hand approach. The well-known fiddle tune “Soldier’s Joy” rounds out the lesson, with Bob adding a variety of slides to the other skills you’ve learned.
Each song is played at a moderate tempo and then broken down, section by section, to highlight crucial left- and right-hand techniques. This course offers all the skills you need to get started in this exciting style!
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Submitted 10 months ago
This has helped me with the basic strumming technique a lot!
I am a: Hobbyist, Sound Designer, Ableton Live, Logic Pro, Pro Tools, Studio One
Submitted 2 years ago
Loving it! I wish Groove 3 would bring these type of series more often, I've been wanting to lean clawhammer for a long time, this series is really helpful...
I am a: Musician
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