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claw hammer help?

Posted by mussera693 on Monday, July 16, 2012

ive have experimented with the clawhammer style, but to no avail, how does one hit the individual strings without hittin its nieghboring string?

5 comments on “claw hammer help?”

dbrooks Says:
Monday, July 16, 2012 @8:14:33 PM

The short answer is that it's OK to hit the string below (closer to your feet) on the downstroke. This stroke is similar to a rest stroke in classical guitar where the finger plays one string and stops (rests) on the next string. You are possibly trying to be too precise. Watch some YouTube videos or look for a local teacher. Above all let your ear guide you.

chuckb Says:
Friday, July 20, 2012 @5:34:27 AM

Are you becoming interested in clawhammer? It sounds like your interest has been in three finger bluegrass or Scruggs style. I play clawhammer; really two finer uppicking, but you get to the same destination even though itis a different road. If you want help, let me know. I live in St. Thomas. Wouldn't be much help with the BG; I can do it, but not with much dexterity.

mussera693 Says:
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 @7:27:04 PM

i certainly wouldnt mind help, any kind of help would be most graciously appreciated

chuckb Says:
Thursday, August 9, 2012 @7:26:56 AM

Aaron, well, like I said I live in St. Thomas. If you want to set up a time and day to meet to trade banjo info and technique, you can call me at 717-261-7159. I am retired so I have a lot of free time; however, I need some advance notice to coordinate with my wife.

mussera693 Says:
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 @6:36:28 PM

ill have to take you up on that chuck, problem is i wont be round home till december, but ill be sure to give ya a holler. thank you

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