Learn To Play Clawhammer Banjo - Video 2

Bob Carlin

Lesson Two: Intermediate Level

50-minute Video, includes tab pdf file
  • Code:DLCARBJ22
  • Skill Level:Near-Beginner (2)

Bob Carlin explores the intricacies of old-time clawhammer banjo for players ready to move beyond the basics. He presents a variety of classic tunes and techniques, each broken down in careful detail and enhanced by Bob's tried-and-true playing tips and advice.

Bob kicks off the lesson with an analysis of drop-thumb, applying this and other previously learned skills to the familiar Arkansas Traveler. Turning to G modal tuning, he dissects the old time standard Cluck Old Hen, then re-introduces double-C tuning with another repertoire favorite, The Eighth Of January. Finally, the essential Sally Goodin brings together all the tricks and techniques you've learned so far in one great tune.

The techniques you'll learn on this video will spice up your entire repertoire and inspire you to experiment with hammer-ons, pull-off, slides and other ornaments. Bob provides suggestions for variations and endings, and closes with an in-depth look at his instrument, imparting invaluable advice on how to choose your own banjo.


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