CHRIS COOLE (WM-B-003)

Elements of Clawhammer BANJO: A LESSON with Chris Coole
85 Minutes
Tablature Enclosed

$24.95 USD

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CHRIS COOLE / ABOUT THE DVD

On this latest release from Woodhall Music, banjoist Chris Coole, presents an in-depth exploration of his own trademark style of clawhammer banjo-playing.

Through a series of exercises and well-chosen traditional tunes, Chris takes an approach which allows the student, through the building of a musical vocabulary, to learn to speak "the language of music". To this end, Chris demonstrates the three main right-hand techniques that define the style, ensuring that the student develops the all-important skills of tone, speed and timing. Right-hand techniques demonstrated include: the Basic Strum, Double-thumbing and Drop-thumbing as well as the Roll. This is indispensable information for true beginners, as well as more advanced players looking to hone their technique.

Chris demonstrates the above techniques with the following classic tunes:

Black-Eyed Susie (G Tuning), The Barlow Knife (G Tuning), Shady Grove (G Modal Tuning), Salt River (G Modal Tuning), Old Molly Hare Double (C Tuning)

Some of these tunes are taught more than once in order to show how multiple right -hand techniques can be incorporated into your playing on any tune.

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CHRIS COOLE / ABOUT THE ARTIST

At age seventeen, Chris Coole discovered the banjo - and today is one of the finest exponents of the clawhammer style on the North American music scene. He tours and teaches widely and to-date has released many fine albums of traditional tunes with collaborators Arnie Naiman (banjo) and Erynn Marshall (fiddle). Apart from his own recordings, he is the sideman of choice on albums by many of Canada’s most respected musicians, which include Sylvia Tyson, Jim Cuddy (Blue Rodeo) and Jenny Whiteley.

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CHRIS COOLE / DVD REVIEWS

"First things first, this is among the very best instructional DVDs I've seen"
Ivan Rosenberg, Banjo Newsletter

"If you have any interest at all in learning clawhammer banjo, you need this DVD. Highly Recommended!"
Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine

"I've always wanted to play the Clawhammer banjo, and it's so cool to finally make some music. Thanks, the DVD is REALLY good !!! Simple to follow...well done, Chris".
Lani Royce, happy banjo student

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