clawhammer


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clawhammer

(ˈklɔːˌhæmə)
adj
denoting a style of plucking the strings of a banjo in which the hand forms a clawlike shape
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Noun1.clawhammer - a hammer with a cleft at one end for pulling nailsclawhammer - a hammer with a cleft at one end for pulling nails
hammer - a hand tool with a heavy rigid head and a handle; used to deliver an impulsive force by striking
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Cory focuses on fingerstyle guitar, clawhammer banjo, voice, harmonica, and an array of other instruments.
He then murdered a third lover, beating her over the head with a clawhammer before throttling her.
Washburn plays the clawhammer banjo, performing and recording as a soloist and with the bands Uncle Earl, Sparrow Quartet, and The Wu Force.
ROBBERS wearing balaclavas threatened shop workers with a clawhammer and pistol before stealing around PS3,000.
Multi-talented singer, songwriter, clawhammer banjo player and step-dancer Evie Ladinis a sensational live performer.
Verch "tours with world-class musicians as a trio, featuring acoustic guitar, mandolin, bass and clawhammer banjo in addition to Verch's vocals, fiddle and foot percussion".
Another name worth mentioning is banjo virtuoso Ken Perlman, originally from Queens, who travelled in these circles and then went on to found the melodic style of clawhammer banjo and become a scholar of the tradition music of the Maritime Provinces in Canada.
The two young singers are multi-instrumentalists play fiddle, guitar and clawhammer banjo and are known for their fresh interpretations of traditional ballads.
Things get massively more complex depending on the style you play it in: clawhammer is generally going to be perceived as much more nostalgic than Scruggs style, for example.
Even though the scene was apparently staged to include minstrel tropes, Scruggs is obviously an experienced banjo player who plays using the clawhammer technique.
The band rounded out by bassist and clawhammer banjo player Cody Walters and guitarist Hayes Griffin is an energetic, skilful, tradition-celebrating outfit.
Though Frank recently stepped down to concentrate on compositional work, UFQ have remained a four-piece with the arrival of Stafford's Dan Walsh (Walsh and Pound, Seth Lakeman, The Levellers) - widely regarded as one of the UK's best clawhammer banjo players.