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Clawhammer Banjo in 8 Essential Steps: Bonus Installment!

Posted by Josh Turknett on Monday, October 27, 2014

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Clawhammer Banjo in 8 Essential Steps - A Video Series


Bonus Installment #1: Putting It All Together


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If you've completed the 8 steps to clawhammer banjo series, then you now possess the fundamental technical building blocks needed to start creating all sorts of great music with your banjo. You've learned the basic motions of the picking hand: the hammer strike, the strum, and the 5th string pluck. You've learned the essential elements of the fretting hand: hammer-ons, pull-offs, and slides.

But how exactly do you put it all together? You see, the last thing I want is for you to finish the 8 steps and then fizzle out, all dressed up with no place to go, so now what I want to do is show you how to start putting your newly acquired skills to good use. 

So, in this first bonus installment, I'm going to share with you how we go about combining the essential elements we've learned together to create various sounds and rhythms. From "bum ditty" to "bump-a-ditty" and beyond, I think this will open your eyes to the world of possibility you have in front of you.

In addition, we'll learn our first full tune from start to finish: "Long Journey Home". 

Click on the video for the full lesson:

4 comments on “Clawhammer Banjo in 8 Essential Steps: Bonus Installment!”

rinemb Says:
Monday, October 27, 2014 @1:32:25 PM

I watched your bonus installment. good graphics and explanation and audio. I will recommend it to beginner/novice friends. brad

Josh Turknett Says:
Monday, October 27, 2014 @1:54:12 PM


crowbait Says:
Monday, October 27, 2014 @8:42:41 PM

love it!

Josh Turknett Says:
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 @4:00:45 AM

Great, crowbait!

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