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Clawhammer Style Banjo

By Ken Perlman

Banjo. Instructional and Bluegrass. Instructional book. With banjo tablature, introductory text, instructional photos and instructional text. 208 pages. Published by Centerstream Publications (HL.118).

Item Number: HL.118

ISBN 0931759331. 9x12 inches.

Clawhammer Style Banjo - A Complete Guide For Beginning And Advanced Banjo Players\| From Ken Perlman, here is a brilliant teaching guide that is destined to become the handbook on how to play the banjo. The style is easy to learn, and covers the instruction itself, basic right and left-hand positions, simple chords, and fundamental clawhammer techniques; the brush, the 'bumm-titty' strum, pull-offs, and slides. For the advanced player, there is instruction on more complicated picking, double thumbing, quick slides, fretted pull-offs, harmonics, improvisation, and more. The book includes more than 40 fun-to-play banjo tunes.

  • Arkansas Traveler 
  • Bonaparte's Retreat 
  • Careless Love 
  • Cluck Old Hen 
  • Cuckoo 
  • Devil's Dream 
  • I Gave My Love A Cherry (The Riddle Song) 
  • The Irish Washerwoman 
  • Jesse James 
  • Liberty 
  • Meadowlands 
  • Oh! Susanna 
  • Red Wing 
  • Sailors Hornpipe 
  • Skip to My Lou 
  • Soldier's Joy 
  • Turkey In The Straw 
  • When The Saints Go Marching In 
  • Wild Wood Flower 
  • Will The Circle Be Unbroken 
  • Worried Man, A 
  • The Yellow Rose of Texas 
  • John Hardy Was A Desperate Little Man 
  • Angeline The Baker 
  • Texas Gales 
  • The Red Haired Boy 
  • Bill Cheatham 
  • Little Sadie 
  • Flop-Eared Mule 
  • Done Gone 
  • Mississippi Sawyer 
  • Don't Let Your Deal Go Down 
  • Garryowen 
  • Billy In The Low Ground 
  • Salt Creek 
  • Boatin' Up Sandy 
  • Brown's Ferry Blues 
  • Foxhunter's Jig 
  • Sally Ann 
  • Ducks In The Millpond 
  • Hop Up, My Ladies 
  • Georgie Buck 
  • June Apple 
  • Old Molly Hare 
  • Sean Ryan's Polka 
  • On The Road To Boston 
  • Needle Case 
  • Last Cold Whiskey,The 
  • Tomorrow Is Another Day 
  • Pigtown Fling,The (Stony Point) 
  • Waiting For Nancy 
  • Little Rabbit 
  • Dennis Murphy's Polka 
  • Say Darlin' Say 
  • Old Bunch Of Keys 
  • Fiddler's Reel 
  • Goose Hill 
  • John Brown's March 
  • Too Young To Marry 
  • Kitty's Wedding 
  • Prince William 
  • Bunch Of Rushes 
  • Bosco Stomp,The 
  • Peachbottom Creek 
  • Kansas City Reel 
  • Chinquapin Pie 
  • Possum Up A Gum Stump 
  • Tenpenny Bit,The 
  • Wall Street Strut,The 
  • Upton-On-Severn Stick Dance,The 
  • Karis Pers Polska 
  • Chorus Reel 
  • Don Tremain's Reel 
  • Humours Of Castle Comer,The 
  • Sugar In The Gourd 
  • Ratings + Reviews

  • 5

    upstate NY
    Difficulty Level:
    Early intermediate
  • April 03, 2006 A great method for learning clawhammer

    The book and video combination is excellent. The video is important when you're getting started, but then becomes less so. There's nothing like seeing the techniques of clawhammer. The progression of songs (in tablature) makes sense, and keeps you interested and happy. After a few months of progress...

    , the songs are interesting to keep working on for the next few years as your technique and speed improve. Some of the songs are difficult enough to keep you practicing for a long time. I've used the book for my first 3 years of clawhammer, and still haven't finished it. Of course, I'm not a natural musician, and didn't have any other stringed instrument experience, so you may progress much faster. The book has gotten me to the point where I can play with others, without making too much of a fool out of myself.

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