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  • Mother Maybelle Carter And Daughters- Wildwood Flower

    Mother Maybelle Carter And Daughters- Wildwood Flower

    Here’s the Wildwood Flower- a song that’s still a popular piece amongst flatpicking guitarists. But you will notice that Mother Maybelle Carter is not flatpicking at all. In fact, she is using what I call a backwards clawhammer guitar technique  where her right hand is opposite- as she plays the melody with her thumb, and picks up strokes with her index finger. Maybelle was an innovator on guitar and is credited for developing this style in Country music. What’s also […]

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  • Chet Atkins Tries His Hands At Banjo

    Chet Atkins Tries His Hands At Banjo

    Dolly Parton & Chet Atkins (on banjo) – Black Smoke’s a-Risin’ If you are a Chet Atkins fan, I think you will enjoy this video of him and Dolly Parton playing some old time country with a song called Black Smake’s a Risin’. And I think you will also enjoy a little blast at what Chet sounds like playing a banjo. You just had to figure that a ole country boy like Chet had to have known how to play […]

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  • Intro to Clawhammer Guitar

    I have to admit, I’ve heard of clawhammer banjo before but never clawhammer guitar. And according to the comments over at YouTube, Clawhammer guitar is not Travis style picking.   This looks like a great intro video…. I say looks like because right now my computer is not allowing me to watch in it’s entirety…  hopefully you will be able to. Perhaps you can comment below and fill me in with what’s happening.  I will have to update this page (with […]

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