Banjo, Clawhammer Style, First Lesson,
with Ryan Thomson - $29.95
This course by award winning banjo player and teacher
Ryan Thomson is designed for beginners with no previous
experience with claw hammer style playing. No music
reading ability is needed. A 5 string banjo in standard "G"
tuning is required. Tuning tips are detailed. Ryan patiently
teaches the basics of right hand clawhammer techniques,
sometimes described as "frailing," "rapping," and "drop
thumb." Left hand techniques such as "pull offs,"
"hammers," and "slides," are explained and demonstrated
and an easy tune is taught. 55 minutes. DVD $29.95
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Tab Book, Great Bay Stomp solo banjo CD. Click here for information.
Here's a review of the CD:
"On this release, Ryan puts fiddle and band behind, and lays out 19 tracks of rock solid,
solo, traditional claw hammer banjo...All are played confidently, evenly, and with a
maturity that comes from living with the music over time...The impression this recording
gives is that of Thomson at home, relaxing with familiar tunes, and just having a
comfortable time....Great Bay Stomp CD is a solid, pleasing and highly listenable recording
that stands up well through repeated listening." - The Old-Time Herald
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