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    This workshop offers a deep dive into clawhammer techniques for right and left hands, including double-thumbing, drop thumb, pull-offs, slides, and more! This workshop will benefit benefit banjo players of all experience levels. 
    Join us April 23rd from 12:05-1:30pm
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In the 30 years I've been playing clawhammer banjo, I could break down pretty much anything I've ever played into 3 right-hand techniques, and 3 left-hand techniques. They are (on the right hand), – “the basic strum”, “double-thumbing”, and “drop-thumbing”; (on the left hand) “hammer-on”, “pull-off” and “slide”.

These are the “elements” - they are the tools you have at hand to express yourself musically. Your understanding of how they work, what they allow you to do, and your ability to execute each technique in the most efficient way is the key to clawhammer happiness.

In this workshop, I will go deep on each of these techniques. I'll teach each one more or less from scratch with the goal of highlighting the most common mistakes people tend to make, and how to correct them. Once we get through with the “how”, we'll move on to the “why” and “when”. As we move through each of the techniques, we'll start “building” an arrangement of a familiar tune. We'll see how the addition of each technique allows us to get a more complete version of the melody. 

Learn more at www.chriscoole.com

CHRIS COOLE WORKSHOP | APRIL 23RD 12:05PM

SKU: COOLE-WORKSHOP

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$30 USD
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$30 USD
This workshop offers a deep dive into clawhammer techniques for right and left hands, including double-thumbing, drop thumb, pull-offs, slides, and more! This workshop will benefit benefit banjo players of all experience levels. 
Join us April 23rd from 12:05-1:30pm
More Details

More Details

Exact appearance of new instruments may vary.
In the 30 years I've been playing clawhammer banjo, I could break down pretty much anything I've ever played into 3 right-hand techniques, and 3 left-hand techniques. They are (on the right hand), – “the basic strum”, “double-thumbing”, and “drop-thumbing”; (on the left hand) “hammer-on”, “pull-off” and “slide”.

These are the “elements” - they are the tools you have at hand to express yourself musically. Your understanding of how they work, what they allow you to do, and your ability to execute each technique in the most efficient way is the key to clawhammer happiness.

In this workshop, I will go deep on each of these techniques. I'll teach each one more or less from scratch with the goal of highlighting the most common mistakes people tend to make, and how to correct them. Once we get through with the “how”, we'll move on to the “why” and “when”. As we move through each of the techniques, we'll start “building” an arrangement of a familiar tune. We'll see how the addition of each technique allows us to get a more complete version of the melody. 

Learn more at www.chriscoole.com