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Bile dem Cabbages - an experiment

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Size: 2,956kb, uploaded 8/2/2008 2:25:53 PM
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This one is a little different. About a year ago I heard some claw hammer that I thought was fantastic. I started working on it but never could get the hang of it. Then I wondered if I could play some type of claw hammer with my picks where I could switch back and forth from one style to another. On Jason Skinners instructional DVD, he talked about Don Renos clicking and that gave me the idea. About 2 weeks ago, I seemed to get a little breakthrough. This piece is a little experiment in that regard. I know I need to get a little more slap in this offset claw hammer as I call it. I know there are a lot of real banjo innovators out there on the hangout that could make this thing really work. I would be interested to know if anyone else has really given this type of thing a try. Thanks for listening and not being too hard on my first try. As far as the cabbages go, if you are not making slaw, just keep bilin em.



7 comments on “Bile dem Cabbages - an experiment”

Jason Skinner Says:
Saturday, August 2, 2008 @3:28:53 PM

Great Ellett!! That definitely has a Reno flavor to it.  You've got a great sound.

frailin Says:
Monday, August 4, 2008 @4:30:23 PM

RENO-HAMMER!  It really is "flavored!" 

Cool, Ellett!  You just might have started something here.

Craig (frailin)

Ks_5-picker Says:
Monday, August 4, 2008 @7:12:29 PM

I like it!

Banjo23055 Says:
Monday, August 4, 2008 @7:23:56 PM

I should have known that Frailin would come up with a good name for it. Now I have got to make sound worthy of it. Thanks all.

acrummette Says:
Saturday, October 25, 2008 @6:07:38 PM

That is some fast pickin!  I love it!  Keep up the great work.

RatLer Says:
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @11:47:33 AM

That sounded pretty good. I've heard of some folks using picks (3-finger style) and then do a little clawhammer with the ring and little fingers. The finger w/picks are held up out of the way. A little awkward but it works.

Karen Kruske Says:
Saturday, December 18, 2010 @12:54:09 PM

Dang, that was solid!!!! Just listened to Remington Ride before Cabbage and you make me sick! :-) Well, I'm off to burn my banjo. (keep 'em comin')

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