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Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish
Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Playing Since: 2006
Experience Level: Intermediate

Interests:
[Jamming] [Socializing]

Occupation: Teacher

Gender: Male
Age: 56

My Instruments:
Bacon Blue Ribbon with custom 5-string neck
Framus Tenor Banjo tuned gdae (Irish tuning)
Mark Hickler 19-fret walnut tenor banjo with grenadilla tonering

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Adam Hurt, John Balch, Cathy Fink, Mark Schatz, Dan Levenson, Dirk Powell, Donald Zepp, John Carty, Angelina Carberry, Enda Scahill, Brian Conolly, Barney McKenna and many more!

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Created 5/15/2007
Last Visit 11/4/2020

I live in Germany near Munich. I first heard clawhammer banjo played when I was about 13 years old - on a Doc Watson record, this was about 40 years ago. I was totally intrigued by the sound, but had no idea how this instrument was played to get that sound - there was no youtube back in those days. So I concentrated on the guitar and mostly forgot about the banjo. About ten years ago, by incident I stumbled over Miles Krassen's clawhammer tutor. With the help of the internet I gradually found out about clawhammer playing. I ordered Dan Levenson's excellent tutor "Clawhammer banjo from scratch". Donald Zepp's "clearhead videos" also helped a lot. Later I worked through Ken Perlman's books and from there on I slowly started to do my own arrangemets for clawhammer banjo. Some years ago I met a group of people who play Irish Trad. So I started to play Irish tenor banjo (g,d,a,e) with a pick. This is a lot of fun, too.

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