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Jul 23, 2021 - 2:15:34 PM
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547 posts since 8/14/2015

Does anyone play Clawhammer or 2 finger tunes in 3/4 time?

I’m pretty much burned out on bum-dit-ties. I’m finding the “-ties” very annoying now. I do have a coupla other books which have stuff that I like, but I’ve got three waltzes which I’ve really been enjoying lately.

I just wondered if maybe someone else found them interesting

Jul 23, 2021 - 5:40:28 PM



2279 posts since 12/16/2007

Jul 23, 2021 - 5:50:21 PM
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1805 posts since 7/4/2009

Lots of people.

At the most basic, frailing in 3/4 time is just bum-ditty ditty instead of bum-ditty. I find two finger thumb lead suits it a little bit better - thumb, pinch pinch, thumb pinch pinch, bumpa-dit-dit.

Chip Arnold has many beautiful waltzes on his page, played in two finger index lead.

Jul 23, 2021 - 6:48:08 PM

4155 posts since 10/13/2005

Put 3/4 time in the search "Q" to the left of this page. banjered

Jul 23, 2021 - 8:00:10 PM
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Lew H


2664 posts since 3/10/2008

Banjo waltzes can be very nice. I've posted two that I've sort of made up, plus "Norwegian Wood (This bird has flown"), and maybe others. I'll put links here.

Jul 24, 2021 - 4:15:16 AM

11 posts since 9/8/2017

Tombigbee Waltz is one of my favorites. That, and Down in the Willow Garden. Found a video for the latter where I learned it:

Jul 25, 2021 - 10:12:42 AM
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8253 posts since 3/17/2005

Since clawhammer is a finger lead, 2-finger style, most of what I do can be easily matched with clawhammer. Sometimes I bring my thumb down over my finger which is not as easy with c'hammer, but everything else is not hard, just maybe a bit different.
Winder Slide is a pretty one that's easy to play.

Edited by - chip arnold on 07/25/2021 10:19:24

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