Get Started Playing Clawhammer Banjo in 10 Easy Lessons

For friends just starting out, we’ve developed this series of ten easy online lessons to help you get started playing Clawhammer-style banjo.

If you’ve purchased one of our banjos or starter banjo kits, these lessons are included. If not and you’re interested in subscribing to this introductory lesson series, please contact us at nashvillebanjoco@gmail.com. Thanks!

  1. Introducing the Banjo
  2. The Basic Clawhammer Stroke & Patterns
  3. How to Read Tablature (Boil Them Cabbage Down)
  4. Hammer-Ons & Slides (Old Susanna!)
  5. Pull-Offs and Space-Tops (She’ll Be Coming ‘Round the Mountain)
  6. Waltzes & Drop-thumbing (Home On the Range)
  7. Sawmill Tuning (Cluck Old Hen)
  8. Open G Tuning (Camptown Races)
  9. How to Play Backup (Hard Times Come Again No More)

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