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PostPosted: Tue Dec 06, 2011 3:33 pm 
I bought a copy of Steve's "The Power of the Claw" - 70 minute instructional DVD.

It's got me really excited to try what is to me a new method. Basically it is a frailing/clawhammer approach for steel string guitar. It is amazing what the method can accomplish building on a fairly simply foundation.
He's a personable guy and a formidable talent; the dvd is easily navigable, the sound and camera quality is very good, and he is a great teacher.

Go here for a 10 minute demo: (btw, the dvd is WAY better in quality, scenery and all other aspects than the youtube demo)
http://youtu.be/q9Me42csgzU

I don't know what guitar he is playing but it looks a LOT like the cutaway Ditson I've been blogging!


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:49 pm 
This may be unacceptable, but, after going thru the dvd again, I MUST:

+1

That's right, I've +1'd my own post. Feels good. :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 5:51 pm 
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DDDAAAAAVVVVVEEEEE!! Why did I ever watch that accursed video. I'm having enough trouble playing bluegrass. NOW, I HAVE to learn "Wasilla Weed" in clawhammer. AAAAHHHHEEEEIIIIII.

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:08 pm 
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great video

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:33 pm 
Tim - do not buy the dvd if the vid affected you that much!! :-)


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 6:49 pm 
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He said "Tim - do not buy the dvd if the vid affected you that much!! :-)"

But it was too late! Like Ray Stevens streaking the grocery store!!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:47 am 
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That style of playing sounds pretty neat. I can see it would be fun to learn, but it will never happen with me.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 12:49 am 
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I loved it!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 08, 2011 11:57 am 
Very cool Dave,
I've seen that for years on Banjo, but not steel string. I think I'll give it a try since I'm horrible at finger picking. Maybe an old dog can learn a new trick.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 09, 2011 6:37 pm 
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Where can you get this? I searched on Google and found books and his performance DVDs but didn't find an instructional DVD.

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