Clawhammer Banjo Primer Book with DVDs by Bradley Laird is a beginning course teaching the basics of clawhammer banjo. Clawhammer is an Old Time style of banjo playing dating back to the Civil War and it’s become popular lately. Steve Martin has a recent album with Edie Brickell and several rock bands are using clawhammer style banjo. This course starts out with the basics like tuning, reading tablature, playing your first notes, hammer-ons, slides, and more. You will then learn beginner arrangements for Cripple Creek, Old Joe Clark, Cumberland Gap, Old Ground Hog, Buffalo Gals, Pig in the Pen, Worried Man Blues, Nine Pound Hammer, and more!