Michael Miles and his Deering Goodtime banjo

Unlimited Rhythms Of Clawhammer Banjo with Michael Miles | Deering Live

Michael Miles is back on Deering Live to demonstrate and teach us about how rhythmically versatile the clawhammer style of playing the 5-string banjo can be and how this style can be utilized to play many different genres of music. Michael is a master clawhammer player and well-versed in many musical styles so be sure to tune in and learn.

To learn more about Michael Miles, please visit https://milesmusic.org/

Here is a sample of tunes/rhythms we will try to cover:
1. Courante rhythm in 3/4
Courante from Suite for the Americas by Michael Miles
3. Blues Groove with improvisation
Hey Hey by Big Bill Broonzy
4.  Cuban Guaracha
Guaracha from Suite for the Americas by Michael Miles
5.  Folk Rock
Like A Rolling Stone on fretless by Dylan
6.  Blues Rock
Midnight Rider on fretless by Allman Brothers
7.  5/4 time
Take Five by Billy Strayhorn
8.  JS Bach and 3/8 time
Gigue from Cello Suite III
Sundial Rumba by Michael Miles


  • Aaron Fowler

    Thanks Michael. Great to see and hear you. Can’t wait to be together again.

  • George Bohmfalk

    Sam -maybe he’ll say, but it looks like a “ping-pong ball” pick that I learned to make from a video online. I love mine! https://www.banjohangout.org/blog/30790

  • Cathy

    This is very cool! Thanks?

  • Sam Rodgers

    What kind of finger pick is he using?

  • Jeff Curtis

    Yep, hoping to check this out after work..

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