The Madness is Back!
Longtime fans of basketball know that we’re deep in the midst of “March Madness,” the annual tournament to crown this year’s top team in college basketball.
Longtime fans of the Tune and Song of the week know that it also means that it’s time for our own clawhammer banjo version of this Spring ritual, where we’ll crown this year’s top clawhammer banjo tune.
And this is our 4th year! The winners from our first 3 editions were Snowdrop, Wandering Boy, and Darling Corey.[RELATED: The “10 Greatest Hits of Clawhammer Banjo” book of tabs was based on those results. Click here if you haven’t grabbed your copy of it yet.]
In prior years, we’ve segregated the contest into tunes and songs. This time, it’s no holds barred!
Based on their existing youtube stats, the field has already been narrowed to the 16 finalists.
Now it’s your turn to vote for your favorite! To cast your vote, simply click the “thumbs up” icon on your favorite video or videos (feel free to vote as many times as you’d like!).
UPDATE 4.12.18 – The field has been narrowed down to 2 finalists! Vote for the one you like most, and the winner will be announced next week!
UPDATE 4.19.18 – We have a winner! The champion of the 2018 edition of the Clawhammer Tune and Song of the Week series is….
HOW TO CAST YOUR VOTE(S) (voting has ended…see you in 2019!)
STEP 1: Click on the link below to get to the 2018 Song of the Week March Madness playlist.
STEP 2: Cast your vote for your favorite songs (it’s ok to vote for more than one) by clicking on the “thumbs up” icon underneath the videos (see image below).
You can use the fast forward button or the playlist menu on the right of the page to toggle between the tunes.
STEP 3: Anxiously await to see if your favorite makes it to the next round!
Let the madness begin!
Level 2 arrangements and video demos for the Tune (and Song!) of the Week tunes are now available as part of the Breakthrough Banjo course. Learn more about it here.
Click here for a current list of all the clawhammer songs and tunes currently available inside of The Vault