Hardiman the Fiddler

November 2, 2013 4:06 PM

An Irish traditional tune - a slip jig - played in clawhammer banjo style on the guitar.

For great examples of clawhammer technique check out Steve Baughman, who I'm lucky enough to have had a few classes with. He's a swell guy and awesome teacher . . .

posted by gorbichov (8 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

I love this. The tune has a nice warm sound to it, and that constant driving rhythm of your hand hitting the body of guitar really adds a lot of momentum.
posted by capricorn at 7:35 PM on November 2, 2013

Cool, thanks Capricorn for the kind words!
posted by gorbichov at 8:34 PM on November 2, 2013

Really nice. Well done.
posted by we are the music makers at 2:57 AM on November 4, 2013

Thanks watmm! This is a really fun style to play on guitar, has a very different feel than on banjo. Felt a little heretical mangling a slip jig like that, but all's fair...
posted by gorbichov at 8:42 PM on November 6, 2013

Heretical mangling sounds like it's fun to play!
posted by we are the music makers at 10:31 AM on November 11, 2013

Wow. That was beautiful.
posted by DMelanogaster at 4:49 AM on November 12, 2013

heretical mangling is the best kind of mangling, definitely! and thank you too, DMelanogaster :)
posted by gorbichov at 6:21 PM on November 12, 2013

Hardiman would have been proud.
posted by salishsea at 7:01 PM on November 16, 2013

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