Arranging Melodies for Clawhammer Banjo by Play Better Banjo

Arranging Melodies for Clawhammer Banjo

A practical, no-nonsense system so you can stop relying on other people's versions and start creating your own.

How to Turn Any Melody into a Clawhammer Tune

Ryan will guide you STEP-BY-STEP through his own tried and true process  of taking WHAT YOU HEAR IN YOUR HEAD and successfully TRANSFERRING IT TO THE BANJO.

A Clear and Easy-to-Follow Step-By-Step Method

Raise your musical comprehension levels so you can take control of your own banjo destiny.

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"Just wanted to let you know how much I'm enjoying the course so far. I'm amazed at how much I've learned in the first 10 days! "
Joseph S. (Bethel, AK U.S.A.)

What You'll Learn

Technical Skill Building  
Here are just a few of the things you’ll learn:
  • Ear training
  • Tips for ‘finding a tune’ on your banjo
  • Intentional listening techniques
  • Multiple octave melody playing
  • 5 tried and true arrangement modes
  • Revision and redaction strategies
  • How to make an arrangement that plays to your strengths and away from your weaknesses
Repertoire  
Here are the tunes you’ll learn and use as examples during your training:
  • Mary Had a Little Lamb (More fun than you think…promise!)
  • Soldier’s Joy
  • Sailor’s Hornpipe
  • The Bear Went Over the Mountain
  • Ryan will guide you, offering real-time feedback as you arrange at least one tune of your choice!
When You Complete the Course
You'll have all of the information needed to arrange just about any tune you wish on your own!
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"Well done.  Best source for clawhammer I have found yet…also, super responsive and thorough when I had a question"
John B. (Cummington, MA)

What You Get When You Sign Up for the Arranging Melodies Course

Video Icon 29 videos
Arranging Melodies for Clawhammer Banjo - Introduction
Introduction - Part One - Performance
2 mins
Introduction - Part Two
3 mins
Arranging Melodies for Clawhammer Banjo - Step One
Step One - Video Lesson & Lesson Files
7 mins
Arranging Melodies for Clawhammer Banjo - Step Two
Step Two - Video Lesson & Lesson Files
19 mins
Arranging Melodies for Clawhammer Banjo - Step Three [PART ONE]
Step Three Video Lesson - Introduction & Lesson Files
2 mins
Step Three Video Lesson - Boom Chick A
7 mins
Step Three Video Lesson - Knockdown
6 mins
Step Three Video Lesson - Hybrid w Slurs
10 mins
Step Three Video Lesson - Drop Thumb Roll
7 mins
Step Three Video Lesson - Syncopated Drop Thumb
8 mins
Step Three Video Lesson - High Octave Boom Chick a
4 mins
Step Three Video Lesson - High Octave knockdown
3 mins
Arranging Melodies for Clawhammer Banjo - Step Three [PART TWO]
Step Three Video Lesson - Sailor's Hornpipe - Performance & Lesson Files
1 min
Step Three Video Lesson - Sailor's Hornpipe - Basic Melody
2 mins
Step Three Video Lesson - Sailor's Hornpipe -Measure by Measure
9 mins
Arranging Melodies for Clawhammer Banjo - Step Four
Step Four - Introduction & Lesson Files
5 mins
Step Four Video Lesson - Mary Had a Little Lamb 3rd Draft - Performance
1 min
Step Four Video Lesson - Mary Had a Little Lamb 3rd Draft - Measure by Measure
6 mins
Step Four Video Lesson - Sailor's Hornpipe - Revised and Redacted
2 mins
Step Four Video Lesson - Sailor's Hornpipe - Measure by Measure
11 mins
Arranging Melodies for Clawhammer Banjo - Step Five
Step Five Video Lesson - Introduction & Lesson Files
6 mins
Step Five Video Lesson - Jolly Good Fellow - Performance
1 min
Step Five Video Lesson - Jolly Good - Basic Melody
1 min
Step Five Video Lesson - Jolly Good - Measure by Measure
8 mins
Step Five Video Lesson - Jolly Good - Lower Octave - Basic Melody
1 min
Step Five Video Lesson - Jolly Good - Lower Octave Measure by Measure.
8 mins
Step Five Video Lesson - Soldier's Joy - Basic Melody
2 mins
Step Five Video Lesson - Soldier's Joy - Melodic Version
11 mins
Step Five Video Lesson - Soldier's Joy Redacted (Rhythmic) Version
16 mins

Absolutely Risk Free!

If at any time during your first 30 days of this training you aren’t completely satisfied,  just let me know and I’ll refund your tuition immediately.

No Questions Asked.