A workshop on learning to play clawhammer style banjo will be taught on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Teaching the workshop will be Wayne Erbsen, who says he can teach anyone to play clawhammer banjo.
Erbsen is the author of 30 music instruction books, a professor of Appalachian music at Warren Wilson College and host of “Country Roots,” a show on Asheville’s WCQS radio. The workshop is designed both for absolute novices who have never touched a banjo and also those who play bluegrass banjo and want to learn the clawhammer style.
Erbsen explains the difference between clawhammer and three-finger banjo picking.