New Clawhammer Banjo Instructional DVD Release

I’ve mentioned recently a DVD on clawhammer banjo I’ve been working on. Well, it’s ready to deliver! The DVD is called Unfortunate Puppy and Other Fine Tunes: Lessons in Intermediate & Advanced Clawhammer Banjo and is out with Mel Bay Publications (Mel Bay 22208DVD).

First, a description of the DVD and then I’ll tell you the deal we’ve got going for the next week. Or just go here and order it:
Unfortunate Puppy and Other Fine Tunes: Lessons in Intermediate & Advanced Clawhammer Banjo (133 minutes, over two hours of lessons) teaches ten classic fiddle tunes arranged for clawhammer banjo, as well as tools and techniques to help you create your own arrangements.

Hunter Robertson begins each tune with a brief introduction and then presents each one in four different stages to help you learn it easily. First, Hunter plays the tune at full speed. Next, he breaks it down, with verbal instruction. The tune is then slowed to half speed so that you can easily follow the right and left hand finger positions, which are shown with a split screen throughout. Finally, the tune is played at a medium tempo for you to practice along with.

The DVD also includes a video of Hunter demonstrating right and left hand techniques and a detailed 26 page PDF booklet with notes on the tunes, general technical information, and thoughts on learning, playing, and arranging for the banjo.

Lonesome John from John Salyer
Candy Girl from Uncle Bunt Stephens
Boatin’ Up Sandy from Wilson Douglas
Cripple Creek from Hobart Smith
Unfortunate Puppy from Elmo Newcomer
Ducks on the Millpond from Emmett Lundy
Raleigh & Spencer from Tommy Jarrell
Bonaparte’s Retreat from William Stepp
Leather Britches from John Salyer
Ft. Smith Breakdown from Luke Highnight’s Ozark Strutters
• A brief look at 2 and 3-finger picking.
• A full-length performance video of the song “Raleigh & Spencer”.
THE DEAL is that for the next week, ending the night of Feb. 4th, we’ll be selling the DVD at 10% off and you’ll also get a free download of a music video, ”I Truly Understand”, which we recorded at the same time as the DVD.
Use the button below to order the DVD and pay through Paypal (orders handled by Open Lens Productions, the video’s producer):

$22.45 (now $24.95 that the deal is over) + Shipping and Handling.