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Serious Clawhammer Tendencies :)

Posted by Boadicea on Sunday, December 3, 2017

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So I emailed my banjo teacher that I have a serious development of Clawhammer (you call it frailing) tendencies! That I am listening to so much of it. That I don't know if is just a phase, that I will grow out of, or something I need to come to terms with? ;)

I will talk to him at my next lesson. 

Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings - The way it will be (Live @ Jills veranda)

8 comments on “Serious Clawhammer Tendencies :)”

motorcitymag Says:
Sunday, December 3, 2017 @6:15:25 PM

I lost my finger tip ..right hand first finger..I like clawhammer now lo;

dbrooks Says:
Monday, December 4, 2017 @2:41:38 AM

I saw this coming, Kate, based on the music that moved you so much. Perhaps a partial answer is to find artists in the space between 3-finger and clawhammer, like the BeGood Tanyas, Crooked Still, Mandolin Orange, etc.

n1wr Says:
Monday, December 4, 2017 @5:08:37 AM

Like I said before, Kate - get a foundation in three finger, and then move to clawhammer. Be a complete banjo player.

Boadicea Says:
Monday, December 4, 2017 @1:27:26 PM

:) motorcitymag

Boadicea Says:
Monday, December 4, 2017 @1:29:02 PM

Heya dbrooks thanks for the insight? Just who would be the etc? I know the Be Good Tanyas, and I just adore them. I will look in to the Crooked Still and Mandolin Orange, but the etc? I am still not sure how to look or research that type of thing?

Boadicea Says:
Monday, December 4, 2017 @1:47:09 PM

Oh no n1wr I would never give up Scruggs style, because it is a wonderful challenge, I love it so much, and I would never leave my banjo teacher who is just totally awesome! Like he is an amazing teacher! And the more I learn the better amateur musician that I can be, I will be able to do back up, jamming, noodling, and maybe one day even busking!

dbrooks Says:
Thursday, December 7, 2017 @4:22:37 PM

Kate, I suspect you may find more groups than I can suggest given that you are actively looking for them. Here are some that come to mind (and I'll try to list some that don't play exclusively clawhammer banjo). I also have to admit to a real fancy for all-female bands, like Uncle Earl, the BeGood Tanyas, the Stairwell Sisters, etc. A fine local Louisville group is Maiden Radio who do standard old-time and traditional is such sweet harmonies. Two-finger style might interest you as well. This site has tab and videos you may find interesting:

As I remember or come across other groups or resources, I'll try to let you know.

Boadicea Says:
Thursday, December 7, 2017 @4:24:50 PM

Thanks ever so much dbrooks!

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