Steve Baughman | The Power of Claw: A Complete Course in Clawhammer Guitar (DVD)

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The Power of Claw: A Complete Course in Clawhammer Guitar (DVD)

by Steve Baughman

The only Clawhammer Guitar instructional DVD on the planet. Total immersion, beginning to advanced, in 26 lessons.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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1. The Basic Pattern
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2. Completing the Bum Ditty
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3. Wasilla Weed Performance
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4. Wasilla Weed Lay of the Land
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5. Wasilla Weed Putting It all Together
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6. Shady Grove Performance
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7. Shady Grove Lay of the Land
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8. Shady Grove Putting it all Together
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9. Cluck Old Hen Performance
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10. Cluck Old Hen Lay of the Land
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11. Cluck Old Hen Putting it all Together
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12. Drop Thumb Intro
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13. Applied Drop Thumb
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14. Advanced Drop THumb
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15. Percussive Claw: Incorporating the Slap
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16. Funk Claw
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17. Tapper Claw
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18. Advanced Claw Tapping
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19. Clawmonics
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20. Cluck Old Hen with Harmonics
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21. Irregular Rhythm 7/8
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22. High Five Tuning
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23. Old Joe Clark
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24. Cripple Creek
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25. Angeline the Baker
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26. Wasilla Weed (complete)
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


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This is the first and only Clawhammer Guitar instructional DVD ever made. In 26 detailed lessons Steve Baughman teaches you how to take the traditional clawhammer style of old time banjo and make it work powerfully on the guitar as a folk, rock, funk and blues technique. In thie complete immersion course, we begin with the basic pattern and proceed to learn advanced "Pyro-Picking" techniques like Clawmonics, Slapping, Tapping, Funk and more. Along the way you will learn six great tunes. Tablature is provided for these six tunes. Clawhammer is a powerful technique and not overly difficult. If you put in the time, the rewards are great. And it works on electric guitar too!

Steve has taught and performed for 30 years throughtout Asia, Europe, Canads and the United States. He makes the material clear and accessible and injects humor along the way to make the learning process a pleasant one. Check Steve's clawhammer guitar demos out on YouTube to see Clawhammer in action.

NOTE: This DVD is not for beginning guitar players. You will benefit most if you can change chords easily and have some basic rhythmic skills on the guitar.


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Gus

A new lease on guitar playing
This technique unveiled a style of playing that was always a mystery to me. Steve is a truly gifted player and teacher. His enthusiasm is infectious and his style of teaching from first principles makes Clawhammer style truly easy for players of all levels to learn.  Once you get this groove under your fingers, it will reignite your love for the instrument. Awesome DVD!

James Rolwing

the claw's the thing
Hello, my name is James and I’m a Travis picking addict. Luckily, I’ve admitted that I have a problem, and part of my rehab includes Steve Baughman’s “The Power of Claw.” This is an excellent instructional DVD that has presented me with rhythmic possibilities I would not have imagined had I stayed in alternating bass purgatory. It will also force you to improve your left hand technique, particularly hammer-ons and pull-offs. I’ve wanted to develop a style that combines Celtic and twang, but something was missing, and I think it was clawhammer. I’m also a player who’s never felt comfortable with a pick, so I’m always on the lookout for alternatives to using a pick that would create a similar driving type of sound. Clawhammer gives you that. Steve’s instruction is detailed and well thought out, and his screen presence is very watchable. Plus, I could listen to him play all day.

Dsoleil

A wonderful resource!
What a unique and fantastic style of playing! Steve invites you into the world of Clawhammer guitar playing in a way that is gradual and easy to build upon. I am relatively new to the guitar (but experienced with music and other instruments) and found great success following Steve through the lessons. The more advanced lessons will keep you going for many months. I would not recommend this DVD for the beginner, but for anyone who has a basic understanding of music and guitar, you will have a great time with this DVD. Worth every penny!