Posted by tkocason on Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Well, I watched the Cumberland Highlanders show on TV and they had highlights from the Jerusalem Ridge Bluegrass festival.
They had a champion Claw hammer banjo picker on there (Phillip Stienmetz) and wow I didn't know a claw could go that fast!
So, I've gone back to the drawing board, learning claw from the Murphy Method.
Murphy doesn't teach it it's Lynn Morris, but she does a good job as well.
I've got "You are My Sunshine" up to speed, and Cripple Creek going okay.
I've learned Arkansas Traveler, but only real slow. It's in open C tuning, which is a new thing as well.
All this to say, I'm no longer a Bluegrass only snob.....Claw is pretty cool too.
Oh, the Helix Jupiter #3 is made for claw...it rocks, of course, my wife says "it's too loud"!
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