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Making progress at clawhammer

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Well I've been playing and taking lessons since August now and I am making some improvement. At the moment I am in the process of working up 3 tunes.

Old Molly Hare
Molly Put The Kettle On

Sometimes I can play through them without messing up but I can tell that each time I work on them they get better. I'm looking forward to the day when I can play something well enough all the way through to post a sound file.

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Playing Since: 2007
Experience Level: Just Startin'

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Gender: Male
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Partially Zeppified Deering Goodtime - fiberskin head, moon bridge, no knot tailpice.

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I've played other instruments and styles for years, primarily electric bass and blues/rock/country, and came to clawhammer banjo by way of dobro and Ivan Rosenberg's recording Clawhammer and Dobro. I thought "what is that popping sound?" I was aware of bluegrass banjo but more interested in dobro and I was vaguely aware of clawhammer banjo but totally unaware of what it was all about until that point. My dobro has largely remained in it's case since getting 'ol Stink my bought used Goodtime banjo named for the smell of stale tobacco smoke that wafted from the wood grain for the first two weeks after I brought it home.

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