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Complete Clawhammer Banjo


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Complete Clawhammer Banjo Kit $59.95

Learn Banjo! Two hours and 30 minutes of video instruction,


2 DVDs - first lessonsecond lesson, the Great Bay

Stomp CD by award winning banjo player Ryan

Thomson, plus a book of tablature of the 19 tunes on

the CD.

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. Ryan patiently teaches

how to tune the banjo and the basics of clawhammer

techniques, sometimes described as "frailing,"

"rapping," and "drop thumb." Fingering techniques such

as "pull offs," "hammers," and "slides," are explained

and demonstrated and an easy tune is taught in the

first DVD. The second DVD in the series teaches how to

read banjo "tabs," which are written music for the


Ryan also patiently teaches the 19 different banjo tunes which are on the Great Bay Stomp

banjo CD which was highly rated by the Old Time Herald. Detailed instructions are given

for 6 different banjo tunings, including A, double D, open D, and modal tunings. The tunes

range in difficulty from easy to advanced. Included is the Banjo Tab Book with

transcriptions of all 19 tunes plus lore about the tunes and a written description of the

playing techniques used in clawhammer banjo. The price for the complete kit is $59.95

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From happy customers:

Hey Ryan,

One week after NEFFA and I've been working away on Lesson 1 in your Banjo kit. By george,

I think I've got it ! Getting ready to go on to Lesson 2.Thanks for the great teaching

method you use on your DVD's. They're definitely working for me.

B. B.

Toronto, ON Canada


I received your Clawhammer Banjo Kit yesterday. It's FANTASTIC! I am so pleased with the

way you teach. I may eventually get your fiddle course. Thanks again,

D. C.

Jenkintown, Pennsylvania


Thanks so much. I'm FINALLY starting to get this clawhammer style.....and it is really a lot

of fun. Your DVD is "a picture being worth a thousand words". So, these songs are really

getting fun to play. Thanks again.

M. M.

Nashville, Tennessee

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