Advanced Melodic Clawhammer Banjo

Paul Martin

Advanced Melodic Clawhammer Banjo

$ 180.00

Advanced Melodic Clawhammer Banjo with Paul Martin

This class has both online and in-person sections. Please choose whether you want to join this class in the classroom or virtually via zoom using the options above.

Course Objectives

This class is intended to introduce clawhammer banjo players to techniques and concepts that will empower them to play fiddle tunes in a melodic style that approximates fiddle lines. Students will learn about scales and how to effectively execute them in a clawhammer style. We will take basic arrangements of popular tunes and use familiar clawhammer techniques to develop a nuanced style that elaborates on the melody and facilitates variation. 


In order to participate students should be comfortable with hammer-ons and pull-offs, drop thumb, alternate tunings (sawmill, double C), syncopation, and left hand pull-offs. 

While we will emphasize learning by watching and listening, tabs will be provided for all the material we cover.

Open to all ages.