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Clawhammer & Frailing
Clawhammer is a method of playing the five-string banjo. Unlike Scruggs style, where strings are picked individually using the thumb, index and middle fingers, clawhammer playing has the melody string picked downwards with the nail of the index or middle finger, followed by a strum using the same nail, after which the shorter fifth string is picked using the thumb. Frailing banjo style is closely related to clawhammer and both are widely used among old-time players.