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An Introduction to Clawhammer Banjo

This lesson is part of the course Clawhammer Banjo with Evie Ladin.
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Learn old-time clawhammer banjo from the beginning, with basic clawhammer technique exercises and lots of great old-time and traditional songs to play.
 
 
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Shady Grove
 
There are several versions of the traditional favorite “Shady Grove.” This one is in G modal tuning, the same tuning as “Cluck Old Hen.” Once again, to get into this tuning you simply raise your second string up a half step to C. “Shady Grove” is a one part tune, and you’ll mostly play the melody, not chords, whether you’re playing the melody by itself or singing the song. Evie starts by playing through the whole tune and singing the song, so you can get the melody in your head before you start finding it on the banjo. Then she walks you through the melody, phrase by phrase, showing you how the words of the song match the melody. You’ll also learn some variations to the basic melody, including more hammer-ons and drop thumbing.
 
 
 
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An Introduction to Clawhammer Banjo  
 
An Introduction to Clawhammer Banjo  
 
An Introduction to Clawhammer Banjo
An Introduction to Clawhammer Banjo
 
Evie gets you started on your clawhammer banjo journey by talking about the African roots of the style, showing you the parts of the banjo, and explaining open-G tuning (the most common banjo tuning). She also gives you advice on how to hold your banjo comfortably, what kind of banjo works well for clawhammer style, and what gauge strings to use. You’ll also learn good hand position for both hands, how to know if your banjo is set up right for clawhammer banjo, and how to get in tune.

 
 
 
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