Clawhammer Banjo From Scratch: A Guide for the Claw-Less!

by Dan Levenson
$19.99
sku: 02-20190M
Book/Online audio set. Based on Dan's innovative "Meet the Banjo" program (where Dan brings 15 banjos and teaches players who may have never held a banjo), this book assumes no prior experience. Presents a brief history of the 5-string banjo then goes over the parts of the banjo, holding the banjo, right and left hand positions and his basic clawhammer strum. Even the strum is broken down into the steps of the finger and thumb. You are guided through the chords, the scale and then the individual notes of 12 jam session favorites from scratch. The audio contains all exercises, tunes (slow and up to speed), and a fiddle version of each. Spiralbound, 124 pp.   More Details...

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  • Acknowledgements
  • Introduction - Clawhammer From Scratch: A Guide for the Claw-less
  • Beginning at the Beginning
  • Basic Structure of this Book
  • Banjo Basics
  • Knowing Your Banjo
  • Tablature
  • "With Your banjo on Your�" (holding your banjo)
  • Left Arm and Left Hand Position
  • Right Hand and Arm Position
  • Tuning I
  • Fretting the Notes
  • Tuning II - Other Tuning Methods
  • The Tuning Fork; Pitch pipe
  • Double Thumb
  • The Metronome
  • Chords
  • Tab - Example 4 - Brush Thumb Exercise
  • The Fiddle Tune and Old Time Banjo
  • Your First Tune: Spotted Pony
  • Tab - Example 5 - Brush Thumb Spotted Pony - chorded version
  • Double - Thumb II - Finger to individual strings
  • Tab - Example 6 - Double Thumb exercise - individual strings
  • Tab - Example 7 - Double Thumb exercise - 1st to 4th
  • Tab - Example 8 - Double Thumb exercise - 4th to 1st
  • Tab - Example 9 - Double Thumb exercise - 4th to 1st to 4th, 1st to 4th to 1st
  • Your First Scales
  • Tab - Examples 10 & 11 - Basic and Extended double C scales
  • Tab - Example 12 - Extended C Plus Scale
  • Double Thumb Spotted Pony in C
  • Tab - Example 13 - Double Thumb Spotted Pony in C
  • Tuning III - Double D Tuning
  • Capo
  • Review in D
  • Tabs - Examples 14 & 15 - Chords in D; Chorded Pony in D
  • Tab - Example 16 - Double D scale
  • Tab - Example 17 - Double Thumb Spotted Pony in D
  • Rest of the Tunes - The Double Thumb Collection
  • Angelina Baker (Angeline the Baker) - Double thumb version
  • Arkansas Traveler - Double thumb version
  • Forked Deer - Double thumb version
  • Fortune - Double thumb version
  • Mississippi Sawyer - Double thumb version
  • Old Molly Hare - Double thumb version
  • Over the Waterfall - Double thumb version
  • Rock the Cradle Joe - Double thumb version
  • Soldier's Joy - Double thumb version
  • Spotted Pony - Double thumb version
  • West Fork Gals - Double thumb version
  • Year of Jubilo (Lincoln's Gunboats) - Double thumb version
  • Drop Thumb
  • Tab - Example 18 - Drop Thumb 1-2-1-5 Example
  • Tab - Example 19 - Drop Thumb Exercise
  • Tab - Example 20 - Brush Thumb, Drop Thumb Spotted Pony
  • Tab - Example 21 - Drop Thumb D scale
  • Drop Thumb Collection
  • Angelina Baker (Angeline Baker) - Drop thumb version
  • Arkansas Traveler - Drop thumb version
  • Forked Deer - Drop thumb version
  • Fortune - Drop thumb version
  • Mississippi Sawyer - Drop thumb version
  • Old Molly Hare - Drop thumb version
  • Over the Waterfall - Drop thumb version
  • Rock the Cradle Joe - Drop thumb version
  • Soldier's Joy - Drop thumb version
  • Spotted Pony - Drop thumb version
  • West Fork Gals - Drop thumb version
  • Year of Jubilo (Lincoln's Gunboats) - Drop thumb version
  • Beyond Basics
  • Single Thumb
  • Tabs - Example 22 & 23 - Single thumb examples
  • Tab - Example 24 - Single thumb exercise
  • Tab - Example 25 - Single Thumb Brush Thumb Pony in D
  • Rests and other holes in the music
  • Tabs - Examples 26 & 27 - Rests
  • Hammer-ons, Pull-offs and Slides
  • Tabs - Examples 28 &29 - Hammer-on examples; hammer-on scale
  • Tabs - Examples 30-32 - Triplet example; Pull-off examples; Pull-off scale
  • Tabs - Examples 33 & 34 - Hammer-on, pull-off combinations; Slide example
  • Tab - Example 35 - Hammer-on, pull-off and slide exercise
  • The Kitchen Sink Collection
  • Angelina Baker (Angeline Baker) - Kitchen sink version
  • Arkansas Traveler - Kitchen sink version
  • Forked Deer - Kitchen sink version
  • Fortune - Kitchen sink version
  • Mississippi Sawyer - Kitchen sink version
  • Old Molly Hare - Kitchen sink version
  • Over the Waterfall - Kitchen sink version
  • Rock the Cradle Joe - Kitchen sink version
  • Soldier's Joy - Kitchen sink version
  • Spotted Pony - Kitchen sink version
  • West Fork Gals - Kitchen sink version
  • Year of Jubilo (Lincoln's Gunboats) - Kitchen sink version
  • Afterward - Final Thoughts
  • Appendix 1 - Playing well with others - Jam Etiquette for the recently clawed
  • Appendix 2 - Resources
  • Appendix 3 - Listen, listen, listen - A non-comprehensive discography
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