Clawhammer Banjo Right Hand Skills (2021 program)

Janie Rothfield
Music 1
Instruments & misc. / 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Real-time event on festival day with pre-registration required. You can find the registration link near the top of the program page when the link is ready.

In this workshop, Janie will focus on right hand clawhammer moves such as drop thumb, double thumbing, slides, pull-offs, hammer-ons and ghosting, to up your banjo playing as a melody and back up player! She will teach 1-2 tunes, but will mainly focus on how to add these techniques to tunes that are well known in the old time jam repertoire.

Janie is a power-house American fiddler, clawhammer banjo and guitar player who is widely recognized for her traditional and inventive style, in-the-pocket rhythm, whimsical groove, and her award-winning original tunes. She is a full-time touring musician playing concerts, workshops, festivals and dances around the world and online. Janie has been performing, recording and teaching music that is rooted in traditional American and Celtic music since her teens when she started playing with older generation musicians from New England, North Carolina and Quebec. With over 15 recordings to her credit, Janie has traveled the world with her unique brand of traditional-based music including the UK, France, Germany, Holland, Australia, Canada and throughout the USA. Janie is also the founder and director (and instructor) of Janie’s Jumpstart Home Based Weekend Music Camps held in homes around the world!