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Ryan & Brennish Thomson

Updated Feb 2, 2024

Complete Clawhammer Banjo Kit $59.95

Learn Banjo! Two hours and 30 minutes

 of video instruction,


2 DVDs - first lesson , second 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 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 banjo.

From happy customers:

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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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

Complete Clawhammer Banjo Kit includes 2 video instruction DVDs, banjo CD, Banjo Tab Book.

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