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HOW TO GET STARTED
Welcome to my How to Play Clawhammer Banjo site! This site provides you with free online lessons to get you started playing clawhammer style banjo, also known as frailing. Clawhammer is an old Appalachian mountain banjo style which predates the more contemporary Scruggs style of banjo playing. On the site you'll find the basic information you need to play in the clawhammer style. If you want free lessons in the Scruggs or bluegrass style click here. Have fun!


INDEX OF FREE CLAWHAMMER BANJO LESSONS:

Introduction   Introduction and Parts of the Banjo

Lesson 1

  Tuning Your Banjo
Lesson 2   How to Hold the Banjo
Lesson 3   Basic Clawhammer Rhythm Lick - Let's Make Some Noise
Lesson 4   Fretting Notes and Moving Around
Lesson 5   How to Play a Simple Version of "Cripple Creek"
Lesson 6   Another Tune: "Shoo Fly Shoo"
Videos   Video clawhammer lessons with tab
BONUS   Free Jam Session Tune Cheat Sheets

These lessons are devised to get you off the ground playing your banjo. It is a complete beginning banjo introduction to clawhammer banjo style. You will learn to read tablature. You will how to tune and how to play basic clawhammer banjo rhythm. You will learn basic banjo chords. You will learn to pick some popular jam session tunes. These free banjo lessons include the banjo tablature you will need to get started.

If you prefer learning from videos I encourage you to check out my video lesson series here.

Free Lesson - Basic Clawhammer Lick - Learn the fundamental lick in this short sample video.

My video lessons are available to download or on DVD with a printed tab booklet containing the tablature and chord charts used in the lessons. Click here for more info about my videos and to watch demos.

 


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