Rather, I used Rocket Science Banjo to learn, which is free, and I but it was Clawhammer For the Complete Ignoramus that got me started. Clawhammer Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus! [With CD (Audio)] has 42 ratings and 2 reviews. Hanna said: This entered our house last Christmas, and I’ ve. Clawhammer Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus has 7 ratings and 1 review. Finally, clawhammer banjo instruction that is for % beginners! Originally writ.

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I have the Perlman book also but starting out the Erbsen book is best. Seller assumes all responsibility for this listing. Once I finally figured out the basics of it, this was the first book I got. I didn’t really use it at all and it is as good as new.

I prefer to stick with one tuning because I read music and don’t like to “readjust”.

Clawhammer Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus

First Lessons Clawhammer Banjo Author: I would highly recommend the “Ignoramus” book. Listening to him play the accompanying cd is also really helpful. After a bit of deliberation I have just ordered Banjo for the Complete Ignoramus! Bridgeton, New Jersey, United States. I think my teacher, who was basically a Bluegrasser, suggested it. I was like you, I never changed my guitar, either.


ckmplete Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Return to Book Page. April Rhodes rated it really liked it Mar 17, What I like, is the user friendly way you can take his book and play the songs very simply and then when you are ready, start adding double thumb and then drop thumb.

Email to friends Share on Facebook – opens in a new window or tab Share on Twitter – opens in a new window or tab Share on Pinterest – opens in a new window or tab Add to watch list. It was a few years later that I saw a copy of a friend of mine’s Clawhammer for the Completw Ignoramus book. Ginoramus posted by banjered Wayne advocates using TWO fingers to clawhammer, the middle finger on the first string and the index on strings.

Clear and humorous instruction. Flatpicking Guitar for the Complete Ignoramus! To see ignoraums your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

I just wanted to mix up some of my bluegrass practice with a bit of clawhammer so I hope this book will send me on my way I hate to sound like a paid commercial, but I think you will have the same fun approach that you saw in the bluegrass book.

I don’t recall any two-finger instruction in the Ignoramus book. I don’t think I’ve clawhsmmer actually read that anywhere else. In Wayne Erbsen wrote a banjo instruction book that has since become a classic.


Brooke Nustad hauser is currently reading it Nov 21, Does anyone have the book and willing to share their opinions? I just remember going from 3 finger guitar picking wher everything seemed so complex to two finger which seemed relaxed and natural.

Lists with This Book. The CD is great to help you “learn by ear”. Originally written inthis book has taught more people to play clawhammer banjo than any other book. Once it is downloaded to your computer, double-click the file to open. I think keeping the clawhammer stroke to doing only ONE thing is best for beginners. For additional information, see the Global Shipping Program terms and conditions – opens in a new window or tab This amount includes applicable customs duties, taxes, brokerage and other fees.

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This entered our house last Christmas, and I’ve been learning how to play clawhammer banjo since! Wish he’d come out with a set of books as a next step up from the ignoramus. Open Preview See a Problem? Back to home page.