First, make sure to click on the image below to download all the course materials (it’s free). When you sign up, you’ll also get the “CLAWHAMMER TOP 10” book of tabs as a bonus. These are the top 10 tunes, decided by popular vote, from the Tune of the Week series:
Welcome to the “How to Play Clawhammer in 8 Essential Steps” course! This page will be your central headquarters going forward.
If you’re new to clawhammer banjo and looking to learn, then you’re in a great place, and will be joining thousands of others who’ve launched their clawhammer journey using this free course. No prior musical experience required.
The instruction itself is based on the Brainjo Method, a teaching approach that incorporates the science of neuroplasticity into its design in order to ensure that any person, regardless of age, prior musical experience or aptitude/talent (a ridiculous notion, anyhow), can learn to play banjo, and learn to play it well.
Translation: follow the steps laid out here, and you’ll have no choice but to become a great banjo player! For more about the Brainjo Method, click here.