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Novice/Beginning Clawhammer Banjo with

Gailanne Amundsen



This class is for people who have little experience playing clawhammer banjo and for people who are looking to improve their basic skills.  Throughout the weekend, we will work on playing the bum-ditty rhythm, how to play chords for a tune or song, and a few favorite old time tunes that would be played in a jam! Gailanne will get you playing quickly with her easy going approach and ability to teach to different learning styles! 

Helpful Hints/Things to Bring and Do before Jumpstart



  • Please make sure that your instrument is set up nicely to play, new strings, etc. so you can get the most out of the class​

  • Electronic Tuner

  • Make sure that your callouses are in "good" shape and play daily for 3-4 weeks prior to camp (no dishwashing!)

  • Notepad and writing utensil

  • Recording device (video or sound recorder) essential


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