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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.

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Steve Martin - The Crow
Steve Martin - The Crow
Steve Martin is a comedian, novelist, screenwriter, actor and many other things, but his first love is the banjo. His recent hit CD, The Crow, features 15 original tunes in both clawhammer and Scruggs style. This book of tablature, accurately transcribed by Tony Trischka, is a great learning tool for aspiring players.
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Steve Martin - The Crow Book/CD
Steve Martin - The Crow Book/CD
Steve Martin is a comedian, novelist, screenwriter, actor and many other things, but his first love is the banjo. His recent hit CD, The Crow, features 15 original tunes in both clawhammer and Scruggs style. This book of tablature, accurately transcribed by Tony Trischka, is a great learning tool for aspiring players.
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Clawhammer Banjo Books
Clawhammer Style Banjo
Clawhammer Style Banjo
A Complete Guide For Beginning And Advanced Banjo Players| Covers the instruction itself, basic right and left-hand positions, simple chords, and fundamental clawhammer techniques; the brush, the 'bumm-titty' strum, pull-offs, and slides & more.
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Frailing the 5 String Banjo
Frailing the 5 String Banjo
This highly acclaimed text presents a systematic method for playing the unique 'frailing' banjo style. 'Old-time mountain banjo' is taught with clarity and expertise. The compact disc is in split-track format, allowing the student to play along with the old-time string band or the frailing banjo parts.
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Southern Mountain Banjo
Southern Mountain Banjo
This friendly book is filled with clawhammer banjo instruction, tablature, lyrics, tune histories, chords, playing tips, vintage photos, and more. Includes such classic old-time tunes as Soldier's Joy; Cluck Old Hen; Arkansas Traveler; Leather Britches; Mississippi Sawyer & many more.
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Southern Mountain Banjo (Book/CD)
Southern Mountain Banjo (Book/CD)
This friendly book and CD set is filled with clawhammer banjo instruction, tablature, lyrics, tune histories, chords, playing tips, vintage photos, and more. Includes such classic old-time tunes as Soldier's Joy; Cluck Old Hen; Arkansas Traveler; Leather Britches; Mississippi Sawyer & many more.
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Celtic & New England Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo
Celtic & New England Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo
A compilation of favorite solos on Irish, Scottish and New England fiddle tunes arranged for banjo by one of America's foremost clawhammer banjoists, Ken Perlman. In notation and tablature.
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Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo
Round Peak Style Clawhammer Banjo
This book presents more than 70 tunes in the unique highly developed clawhammer style known as 'Round Peak' -named after the Blue Ridge Mountain community where it originated. While not intended for the absolute beginner, this book will benefit players at various experience levels.
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Buzzard Banjo - Clawhammer Style
Buzzard Banjo - Clawhammer Style
Provides the intermediate clawhammer (5-string) banjo player with a fresh repertoire of 21 traditional and 5 original tunes as played by the author with the Boiled Buzzards Old Time String Band. The book briefly addresses clawhammer basics with a few pages of exercises and scales before presenting the tunes.
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Fishin' Creek Blues - 17 Clawhammer Banjo Tunes
Fishin' Creek Blues - 17 Clawhammer Banjo Tunes
This book presents clawhammer banjo tablatures from the recording Dick Kimmel - Fishin' Creek Blues . The tablatures have been transcribed by Dick directly from his playing on the recording. The book is intended for someone with experience playing clawhammer banjo from tablatures.
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Grandpa Jones 5-String Banjo
Grandpa Jones 5-String Banjo
The text covers tunings, chord diagrams, and the right hand rhythm patterns that made Grandpa Jones famous. There are alternate tunings, drop thumb rhythm, and exercises for practicing your new skills.The preface and collection of personal photographs, makes this an excellent keepsake as well.
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Clawhammer Banjo
Clawhammer Banjo
Examines the clawhammer style banjo. Tunes are transcribed in tablature and based on the playing of Wade Ward, Fred Cockerham, Henry Reed, Frank George and others. Including tunings and all basic right and left techniques. Complete with an instructional CD.
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Complete Book of Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo
Complete Book of Irish & Celtic 5-String Banjo
An important anthology of Irish and Celtic solos for the 5-string banjo featuring a history, techniques, and etiquette of playing the banjo in the Celtic tradition. Includes segments on tuning, pick preferences, and tablature reading followed by 101 jigs, slides, polkas, slip jigs, reels, hornpipes, strathspeys, etc.
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The Art of the Mountain Banjo
The Art of the Mountain Banjo
A complete survey of traditional banjo styles complete with tunings, playing tips, and the author's deft drawings. Progresses from easy tunes for the beginner to more difficult pieces.
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Clawhammer Banjo DVD's
Murphy Method Clawhammer Banjo 1 DVD
Murphy Method Clawhammer Banjo 1 DVD
Clawhammer Banjo Volume 1: Rounder Records artist Lynn Morris has taken the mystery out of clawhammer playing! She has broken clawhammer playing into small segments so that you can easily learn this popular style. Using the frailing strum, Lynn takes you through 5 songs in note-by-note detail. Introduces double C tuning. No Tab.
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Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo 1
Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo 1
Grab your five-string banjo and get ready to frail! Bob covers all the basics of traditional clawhammer style: hammer-ons, pull-offs, chords, scales, tunings, right-hand essentials, slides, double-thumbing the fifth string, and more. Songs include: Shortenin' Bread - Cripple Creek - Liberty - Soldier's Joy. Download now from PlayBetterBluegrass.com!0
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Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo 2
Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo 2
Bob explores clawhammer intricacies for players ready to move beyond the basics. Covers: drop-thumb, double C-tuning, hammer-ons, pull-offs, slides, variations, endings and more. Includes advice on choosing a banjo, plus the songs: Arkansas Traveler - Cluck Old Hen - The Eighth of January - Sally Goodin. Each tune is broken down step-by-step. Download now from PlayBetterBluegrass.com!
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Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo - 2 DVD Set
Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo - 2 DVD Set
Grab your five-string banjo and get ready to frail! Bob covers all the basics of traditional clawhammer style in this 2 DVD set. Download now from PlayBetterBluegrass.com!
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Clawhammer Banjo 1
Clawhammer Banjo 1
David Holt is considered one of the finest players and teachers of old-time clawhammer banjo. Start with the fundamentals including right & left hand technique in Lesson 1. 60-MIN DVD - INCLUDES TAB - EARLY INTERMEDIATE LEVEL.
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Clawhammer Banjo 2
Clawhammer Banjo 2
David Holt is considered one of the finest players and teachers of old-time clawhammer banjo. Lesson 2 covers advanced techniques including thumb rolls. Lesson Two: 55-MIN DVD - INCLUDES TAB - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
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Clawhammer Banjo Two DVD Set
Clawhammer Banjo Two DVD Set
This two-DVD set covers the fine art of clawhammer banjo. David Holt is considered one of the finest players and teachers of old-time clawhammer banjo. Start with the fundamentals including right & left hand technique in Lesson 1. Lesson 2 covers advanced techniques including thumb rolls. Lesson One: 60-MIN DVD - INCLUDES TAB - EARLY INTERMEDIATE LEVEL. Lesson Two: 55-MIN DVD - INCLUDES TAB - INTERMEDIATE LEVEL
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Clawhammer Banjo Videos
Old Time Festival Tunes For Clawhammer Banjo
Old Time Festival Tunes For Clawhammer Banjo
This book and two CD set is intended to be a tune repertoire book. It includes over 100 Old-Time festival favorites. Some are cliche', others unusual, some easy, some difficult. The book contains 2 lines of tablature (one basic and one advanced) as well as standard notation and suggested chords. The basic version should be playable by those with general clawhammer skills. The advanced version will require more time and finesse as it is more ornamental (often more than just melodic) and may include less than intuitive ways of playing some passages.
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