Clawhammer Banjo From Scratch (book with online audio), plus the DVD Set.
This is a 128-page book with online audio presents 12 tunes from the common jam repertoire. The basic instruction really begins at the beginning – as if you had NO knowledge of clawhammer banjo or any other instrument for that matter. Technique, scales and exercises start you off, but they are quickly applied to 12 Old Time Jam favorites. The 12 tunes are repeated as new techniques are introduced creating more developed versions of the tunes each time. The book concludes with a dozen “Kitchen Sink” versions of the tunes, ready and able to be played in a jamming situation.
The DVD set Clawhammer Banjo From Scratchis a complementary set of video instructions that follow the same progression as the book but illustrates the techniques using only one tune, Spotted Pony, a great learning and jamming tune in its own right.
Together the book and DVD set will get you started as you claw your way to old time banjo fame!