The Banjo Glossary Project 2019  
Tuesday, January 22, 2019

« A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z »



Share


 
Clawhammer  claw·ham·mer adjective \ˈklȯ-ˌha-mər\  Change text size for readability...  Print This Page

00:34Clawhammer is a banjo playing style that consists of a downstroke, where the top of the fingernail of the index or middle finger strikes a string or strings and the thumb catches on the fifth string. The thumb releases, sounding the fifth string on the offbeat. In Clawhammer, the thumb is used more freely and can play other strings than just the fifth. Clawhammer is more melodic in character and Frailing more rhythmic. Drop thumb frailing is another term that describes this style.
SHOW REVISION HISTORY
LAST UPDATED 09-29-2014 05:17


©2014–2019 THE GLOSSARY PROJECT  |  SITE MAP  |  ABOUT  |  PRIVACY  |  SUBSCRIBE  |  CONTACT  |  SIGN-IN  |  HOME

LAST UPDATE AUGUST 19, 2018 AT 12:25 PM