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Learn to Play Clawhammer Banjo

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6 Videos | Length: 1hr 1min 18sec
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    Tutorial 1

    Chapter 1

    2:44

    Bob introduces you to the series and explains a bit about what's to come!

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    Tutorial 2

    Chapter 2

    13:51

    In this video, Bob explains what "Clawhammer" means and shares a bit of insight about different styles played with the banjo before jumping into techniques.

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    Tutorial 3

    Chapter 3

    10:30

    Moving forward, Bob shows you two different versions of "Shortenin' Bread."

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    Tutorial 4

    Chapter 4

    12:10

    Bob shows you "Cripple Creek" in the tuning of G.

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    Tutorial 5

    Chapter 5

    15:57

    In this video, Bob shows you two different versions of the song "Liberty".

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    Tutorial 6

    Chapter 6

    6:06

    Bob shows you "Soldier's Joy" with the techniques learned in the previous videos. Finally, Bob gives some advice for the road, and plays one last song, "The Forked Deer".

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!

Nefdej
Submitted 1 year ago

Clawhammer Banjo

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...

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Bob Carlin is probably the best known clawhammer style banjoist performing today. He has taken the distinctive southern banjo style to appreciative audiences all over the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and Japan. Carlin is a three-time winner of the Frets Magazine readers poll, and has four Rounder albums and several instruction manuals and videos for the banjo. Bob is not only highly sought after for his musical talent, but for his amazing skill as a producer for the music industry and traditional music researcher. He has produced a large number of CDs that are well-known to all and has authored numerous magazine articles and books for a wide range of publications.

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    Learn to Play Clawhammer Banjo

    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.

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Learn to Play Clawhammer Banjo is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clawhammer Banjo 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...
Date published: 2016-12-31