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Banjo Clawhammer Style First

Lesson DVD

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Banjo, Clawhammer Style, First Lesson,

with Ryan Thomson - $29.95

DVD Description:

This course by award winning banjo player and teacher

Ryan Thomson is designed for beginners with no previous

experience with claw hammer style playing. No music

reading ability is needed. A 5 string banjo in standard "G"

tuning is required. Tuning tips are detailed. Ryan patiently

teaches the basics of right hand clawhammer techniques,

sometimes described as "frailing," "rapping," and "drop

thumb." Left hand techniques such as "pull offs,"

"hammers," and "slides," are explained and demonstrated

and an easy tune is taught. 55 minutes. DVD $29.95

ISBN 978-0-931877-47-6

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also available:

- Banjo Clawhammer Style, Second Lesson. Click here for information.

- Complete - Learn to play Clawhammer banjo Kit - includes first and second lesson, Banjo

Tab Book, Great Bay Stomp solo banjo CD. Click here for information.

- Separately, either the  Great Bay Stomp solo banjo CD, or Banjo Tab Book with 19 tunes.

Here's a review of the CD:

"On this release, Ryan puts fiddle and band behind, and lays out 19 tracks of rock solid,

solo, traditional claw hammer banjo...All are played confidently, evenly, and with a

maturity that comes from living with the music over time...The impression this recording

gives is that of Thomson at home, relaxing with familiar tunes, and just having a

comfortable time....Great Bay Stomp CD is a solid, pleasing and highly listenable recording

that stands up well through repeated listening." - The Old-Time Herald

Want to learn to play banjo left handed? No problem. Click here!

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