Clawhammer Clinic Encore Collection
Ken Perlman’s Clawhammer Clinic Video Archive
If you missed one of Ken Perlman’s Clawhammer Clinics that you had interest in, we now are able to offer a repeat performance, just for you! Below is a list of past Ken Perlman’s Zoom Clinics on video. $25 buys you unlimited access (via Google Drive) to a roughly hour-long video recording of the complete proceedings (playing and commentary), plus a pdf sent by email that includes tablature for all tunes, exercises and musical illustrations featured in the workshop. Since these videos were recorded either before or after the workshops took place, you won’t have to fast forward through questions, small talk, or time set aside for students to try things out.
Recorded Oct 5, 2020
Based on a very simple element called a "skip-stroke" or "ghost brush", here's a step-by-step method that covers everything from shuffle endings and pushing the beat to complex rhythmic patterns, the "Turkey in the Straw" lick, and full-fledged ragtime. If you already own or have an interest in Ken's new book Appalachian Fiddle Tunes for Clawhammer Banjo, this is the clinic for you!!
Includes unlimited access to clinic video plus an 8 pp. pdf with tab for all tunes, exercises and musical illustrations.
Recorded Oct 19, 2020
Ken presents strategies for getting comfortable venturing up the neck with impunity: position playing, understanding the fingerboard, "trick" fingering strategies, "Keith-picking," movable chord shapes, and melodic fingering shapes. Fretting the 5th string and using movable shapes incorporating a fretted 5th string will be front and center.
Includes unlimited access to clinic video; you will also receive via email a 10 pp. pdf with tab for all tunes, exercises and musical illustrations.
Recorded Nov 9, 2020
Playing pull-offs properly is a real art, and mastering this skill is absolutely essential to becoming an accomplished clawhammer player. Ken starts by breaking down and analyzing the movement itself; he'll then explore open string pull-offs; pulling-off from one fret to another; obtaining multiple pull-offs from a single plucked note; mastering triplets and ornaments; and playing alternate-string pull-offs (plucking one string, then pulling off another - usually higher - string).
And yes, we also encounter and discuss hammer-ons along the way!
Includes unlimited access to clinic video; you will also receive via email a 9 pp. pdf with tab for all tunes, exercises and musical illustrations..
Recorded Nov 21, 2020
A lot of people say you can't play 6/8-time tunes in clawhammer style, but - having mastered that art decades ago - Ken shares with you the system he developed. He'll break down 6/8 time and show how basic clawhammer techniques can be adapted to play it, teach some very simple jigs, and then explore a series of increasingly more challenging ones. By the end of the session you'll wonder what all the fuss was about.
Includes unlimited access to clinic video; you will also receive via email a 9 pp. pdf with tab for all tunes, exercises and musical illustrations.
Level: Intermediate & Up
Prerequisite: at a least one year playing experience; you should be pretty good at drop-thumbing, hammer-ons and pull-offs