About the “Clawhammer Made Easy Workshop”
Clawhammer technique is perfectly suited for playing backup, yet there is surprisingly little instruction on the subject.
And the great thing is, with a few simple concepts and picking patterns, there’s a lot you can do.
In this workshop, you’ll learn:
- The primary tunings and the primary chord positions
- Percussive picking techniques (palm muting, clucking)
- The essential backup picking patterns
- How to play in different situations
- Playing backup in old time jams and in other genres
- How to easily move between backup in different keys
The workshop will be held live, and attendees will be able to ask questions before and during the event.
Q: What are the Brainjo Workshops?
A: Based on the Brainjo Method of instruction, they are live, interactive workshops covering common topics in clawhammer banjo, with a primary focus on subjects that players commonly struggle with, or that are oftentimes neglected in traditional banjo instruction.
Q: How do I attend the workshop?
A: There are two ways to attend the workshop.
FIRST WAY – The workshops are included as part of membership to the Breakthrough Banjo course (membership is $7 for the first month, $21 per month thereafter).
Existing members of Breakthrough Banjo will find a link to the workshop directly on the Member home page.
SECOND WAY – Non-members may also register for a one-time price of $25 (with a full money-back guarantee).
Q: How does it work?
A: If you are a member of the Breakthrough Banjo course, you will find the schedule and the link to the Brainjo Virtual Classroom (where the workshop is held) at the top of your Member Home page. Videos and supplemental materials for all past workshops will also be available on the course workshop page.
If you are non-member and register for a single workshop, you will receive the supplemental materials for the workshop (tabs, etc.) prior to the lesson. You will then receive a link to the workshop on the day of the event.
Upon completion of the workshop, you will continue to have access to the video and supplemental materials after the conclusion of the workshop.
Q: Will this be live?
A: Yes! The workshop will be live via video. You will have the opportunity to ask questions during the workshop.
Q: What if I can’t attend live?
A: As mentioned, the video of the workshop will remain accessible to all participants after its completion (including Breakthrough Banjo members). You will also receive the supplemental materials and be able to ask questions in advance.
Here are the topics of upcoming workshops (dates to be posted soon):
- Tune Tutorials (Playing By Ear series)
- Clawhammer banjo “up the neck”
- Fretless and gourd banjo playing
- Keys to singing and playing
- Review of Music Theory Essentials
- Review of alternate tunings
- Round Peak Style
- Legends of Clawhammer style review
- and more..