if anyone knows anything about frailing the blues on the 5 string banjo then if you could let me know of any sources for learning this material, or anything in general, i would really appreciate it! thanks a lot!
thank you so much that helped a lot! do you happen to know of any other sources whatsoever like in print, sorry to keep askin questions, i know its an unusual thing thought so i just assumed there was really nothing out there
I've been working on some clawhammer versions of old fingerstyle blues tunes.
One big problem I ran into was translating the fingerstyle guitar blues patterns into clawhammer patterns. On the guitar, you generally play thumb bass on the beat and melody or chord notes on off beats. This is almost the opposite of the clawhammer bum-ditty.
I managed to work out some decent arrangements that still resemble fingerstyle guitar blues but have the clawhammer sound to them. I have them in tabledit files. When I feel like they're good enough, I'll put them up on my website.