Clawhammer 101

Essential elements of the clawhammer style explained and demystified.

Clear, Step-By-Step Program

The Clawhammer 101 course picks up right where the Beginner Crash Course leaves off, with each lesson building upon the previous to incrementally expand your knowledge and proficiency.

The Most Crucial Phase in Your Banjo Journey

This series guides you, step-by-step, through all of the essential clawhammer techniques; you'll arrive a beginner and leave a newly-confident player!

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Ewout N. (Zeeland, Netherlands)

What You'll Learn When You Sign Up for the 101 Course...

Technical Skill Building  
Here’s a glimpse of the foundational skill-building you'll develop with this training:
  • Walk ups and connectors
  • How to use a capo
  • How to play in different keys
  • The ‘number system’
  • Drop thumbing
  • Alternate tunings
  • The “knockdown” techniuqe
  • Left hand slurs
  • Position playing
  • Refining the Strum
  • Right hand precision exercises
Repertoire  
The tunes & songs you’ll learn as part of your studies:
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Cluck Old Hen
  • Cripple Creek
  • Spotted Pony
  • Amazing Grace
  • Crawdad Song
  • White Dove
  • Kentucky Waltz

When You Complete the Course
You'll understand mechanics and philosophy of the clawhammer style and basic music theory plus you'll build up your repertoire to a total of eight banjo pieces.
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Finally Put the Puzzle Pieces Together and Start Seeing Real Progress in Your Playing & Comprehension...

"Thank you so much for this course...I think the videos are great and you explain everything so well - very clearly."
Ola S. (Wimborne, UK)

What You'll Get When You Enroll in the 101 Course

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Welcome
Introduction
2 mins
Musical Fundamentals - Step One
Fundamentals - The Musical Alphabet
2 mins
Fundamentals - I IV V
5 mins
Fundamentals - Kentucky Waltz
3 mins
Fundamentals - Goin Down the Road
3 mins
Musical Fundamentals - Step Two
Fundamentals - Step Two - Key of C - Number System Studies
2 mins
Fundamentals - Step Two - F Chord
4 mins
Fundamentals - Step Two - Crawdad Song - Repertoire Building
5 mins
Fundamentals - Step Two - New River Train - More Repertoire Building
3 mins
Musical Fundamentals - Step Three
Fundamentals - Step Three - Using a Capo
5 mins
Fundamentals - Step Three - Crawdad Song - Key of D
6 mins
Fundamentals - Step Three - Crawdad Song - Key of A
2 mins
Fundamentals - Step Three - Roll On Buddy - Key of A
3 mins
Fundamentals - Step Three - White Dove - Key of D
5 mins
Critical Skills - Tablature
Critical Skills - Tablature Explained
1 min
Critical Skills - Walk Ups & Connectors
Critical Skills - Walk Ups & Connectors - Introduction
3 mins
Critical Skills - Walk Ups & Connectors - Measure by Measure
10 mins
Critical Skills - Walk Ups & Connectors - Played Slowly
2 mins
Clawhammer 101 - Basic Melody Playing
Basic Melody Studies - Old Joe Clark - Performance
2 mins
Basic Melody Studies - Old Joe Clark
2 mins
Basic Melody Studies - Played Slowly
2 mins
Basic Melody Studies - Meausure by Measure - Old Joe Clark
5 mins
Clawhammer 101 - Integrating the Boom Chick A
Old Joe Clark - Integrating the Boom Chicka
7 mins
Old Joe Clark - Boom Chick A - Played Slowly
3 mins
Knockdown Technique
Knockdown Technique - Explained and Demonstrated
3 mins
Knockdown Exercises - Walkthrough
7 mins
Integrating the Knockdown
Integration - Knockdown with Walk Ups & Connectors - Introduction
1 min
Integration - Knockdown with Walk Ups & Connectors
4 mins
Integration - Knockdown with Walk Ups & Connectors - Slowly
2 mins
Knockdown Integration Studies Continued - Old Joe Clark
4 mins
Knockdown Integration Studies Continued - Old Joe Clark - Played Slowly
3 mins
Left Hand Slurs - Hammer Ons & Pull Offs
Introduction to Left Hand Slurs
3 mins
A Closer Look at Left Hand Slurs
4 mins
Left Hand Slur Exercises - Tablature Walk Through
9 mins
Refining the Strum
Refining the Strum Concept - Explained
5 mins
Cripple Creek
Cripple Creek - Performance
2 mins
Cripple Creek Lesson Introduction
2 mins
Cripple Creek - Basic Melody
2 mins
Cripple Creek - Boom Chick A Version
5 mins
Cripple Creek - Boom Chick A Version - Played Slowly
2 mins
Slides - Left Hand Slurs Continued
Slides - Explanation & Demonstration
3 mins
Slides - A Closer Look
2 mins
Putting It All Together - Cripple Creek
Putting It All Together - Concept Explained
1 min
Putting It All Together - Cripple Creek - Measure by Measure
4 mins
Putting It All Together - Cripple Creek - Played Slowly
1 min
Drop Thumbing
Drop Thumbing - Explanation & Demonstration
2 mins
Drop Thumbing - A Closer Look
3 mins
Drop Thumbing Exercises with Walk Through
6 mins
Alternate Tunings - G Modal
Alternate Tunings - G Modal - Explanation & Demonstration
2 mins
Putting It All Together - Cluck Old Hen
Cluck Old Hen - Performance
2 mins
Cluck Old Hen - Basic Melody
4 mins
Cluck Old Hen - Putting It All Together - Measure by Measure
5 mins
Cluck Old Hen - Putting It All Together - Played Slowly
2 mins
Alternate Tunings - Double C
Alternate Tunings - Double C - Explanation & Demonstration
3 mins
Putting It All Together - Spotted Pony
Spotted Pony - Performance
2 mins
Spotted Pony - Capo Concept Explained
2 mins
Spotted Pony - Basic Melody
3 mins
Putting It All Together - Spotted Pony - Measure by Measure
9 mins

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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.

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