Beginning Clawhammer Banjo

with Steve Arkin

Wednesday, March 13, 2019


Beginning Clawhammer Banjo

  • Acoustic Folk
  • Americana
  • Bluegrass
  • Instrumental
  • Old Time
  • School of Music class

Clawhammer (also known as frailing) style of playing banjo is the descendant of the earliest banjo technique. It’s the easiest banjo style to learn and the most fun to play. You will learn tuning, basic chords and the all-important right and left-hand techniques that clawhammer is based on. It’s an excellent introduction to the five string banjo and opens the door to playing traditional fiddle tunes, accompanying singers, and to many other musical genres.   Be sure to bring a 5 String Banjo, Capo, Digital Tuner, and a notebook or digital recorder.  A cell phone with a video capability would be very useful. Handouts will be provided.

This class meets on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:45pm on Mar. 13, 20, 27, Apr. 3, 10, 17.

Please note: The Passim School of Music is located at 26 Church St. Cambridge, MA. Classrooms are located on the third floor and, unfortunately, we do not have an elevator. 

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