Jigs for Clawhammer Banjo

Everything you need to know to get started playing jigs, slides & related tunes on the clawhammer banjo.

Diversify Your Repertoire

The Jigs & Slides course will take you by the hand and guide you, step by step, through all of the essential techniques and ideas you need to play jigs in the clawhammer style.

Stuck in a Banjo Rut?

If you’re a banjoist that already knows the basics of clawhammer playing and you’re looking to expand your skill set and repertoire, then the Jigs & Slides Course is for you!

Clear, Friendly & Effective Teaching Methods...

"I totally enjoyed that lesson and your teaching style is perfect for me. My repertoire just got a lot more interesting..." 
Steve R. (Lancashire, United Kingdom)

What You'll Learn

Technical Skill Building
  • Six different right hand techniques for jig time playing
  • A clearer understanding of often confusing terms like:  jigs, slip jigs, slides, triple jigs, double jigs, etc.
  • How to count jigs, slip jigs, and slides
  • How to adapt fiddler-style ornamentation to your jig tunes:
    • Grace notes
    • Rolls
    • Cuts
    • Octave Substitutions
    • Fillers
  • An experiential understanding of “modal” playing and tuning strategies
  • A clearer understanding of time signatures, specifically “jig time” signatures like: 6/8, 9/8, 12/8
  • Ten new tunes!
Repertoire
Here are the tunes you’ll learn and use as examples throughout the course:
  • Haste to the Wedding
  • Old Woman at the Well
  • New Rigged Ship
  • Banish Misfortune
  • Drops of Brandy
  • The Butterfly
  • Neil o’ Sullivan’s Slide
  • Danny Ab’s Slide
  • Brigg’s Corn Shucking Jig
  • Old Time Minstrel Jig

When You Complete the Course
You’ll have all the skills you need to effortlessly add any jig time tune to your future repertoire!

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Get Personal Attention & Your Banjo Questions Answered...

Thanks. Your responsiveness to my questions, suggestions and requests has been nothing short of stellar!
Chris P. (Albequerque, NM)

What You'll Get When You Sign Up for the Jigs for Clawhammer Banjo Course

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Jigs for Clawhammer Banjo - Introduction
Terminology + Musical & Historical Context
Course Outline
130 KB
Lesson Set One - Jig Time Foundational Studies
Jig Time Counting
2 mins
Jig Time Exercises - Double C
16 mins
Jig Time Exercises - Open G
9 mins
Lesson Set Two - Application & Repertoire Building
Tune Study - Haste to the Wedding - Performance
2 mins
Tune Study - Haste to the Wedding - Lesson Video
14 mins
Tune Study - Old Woman at the Well - Performance
2 mins
Tune Study - Old Woman at the Well - Lesson Video
12 mins
Lesson Set Three - Further Application & Repertoire Building
Tune Study - New Rigged Ship - Performance
2 mins
Tune Study - Haste to the Wedding - Video Lesson
10 mins
Tune Study - Banish Misfortune - Performance
3 mins
Tune Study - Banish Misfortune - Video Lesson
16 mins
Lesson Set Four - Slip Jigs
Jig Time Counting - Slip Jigs
2 mins
Tune Study - Drops of Brandy - Performance
2 mins
Tune Study - Drops of Brandy - Video Lesson
8 mins
Tune Study - The Butterfly - Performance
2 mins
Tune Study - The Butterfly - Lesson Video
10 mins
Lesson Set Five - Slides
JIg Time Counting - Slides
2 mins
Tune Study - Neil O' Sullivan's Slide - Performance
2 mins
Tune Study - Neil O' Sullivan's Slide - Video Lesson
9 mins
Tune Study - Danny Ab's - Performance
2 mins
Tune Study - Danny Ab's - Video Lesson
9 mins
Lesson Set Six - Minstrel Music & Jigs
Thoughts on and Insights into Minstrel Music and Jigs
Tune Study - Brigg's Corn Shucking Jig - Performance
2 mins
Tune Study - Brigg's Corn Shucking Jig - Lesson Video
10 mins
Lesson Set Seven - Variations & Ornamentations
Variations & Ornamentations - Explained & Demonstrated
Variations & Ornamentations - Practical Application - Exercises
12 mins
Variations & Ornamentations - Practical Application - Exercises Continued
5 mins
Lesson Set Eight - Variations & Ornamentations - Integration Studies
Tune Study - Banish Misfortune - w/Variations & Ornamentations
13 mins
Tune Study - Drops of Brandy - w/Variations & Ornamentations
7 mins
Tune Study - Neil O' Sullivan's Slide - w/ Variations & Ornamentations
8 mins
Course Complete

Absolutely No Risk!

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.