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, 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.
Includes 2 two hour DVDs (4 hours total) that are the companion 'play a long' version to Ken Perlman's best selling book "Clawhammer Style Banjo", that has become the definitive handbook on how to play the Clawhammer style banjo. Clawhammer is the one purely American style of playing on what is probably the one truly American instrument.
The style is easy to learn, highly suited to playing alone, and rapidly becoming an exciting, popular band style. The author, a professional musician, a leader in banjo instruction and gifted teacher, leads you step by step to a thorough understanding of the instrument, basic right and left hand positions, simple chords, and fundamental Clawhammer techniques: the brush, the "bumm titty" strum, pull off's, slides, syncopation and more.
Then, when you're ready for more complicated picking, the autheor eases you into double thumbing, quick slides, fretted pull offs, harmonics, grace notes, improvisation, and the other important tools of the trade and much more. Includes over 80 fun to play banjo tunes.
DVD I, 6 chapters, 62 Reference Points
DVD II, 6 chapters, 68 Reference Points