View Full Version : Clawhammer Ukulele re-visited

02-12-2012, 08:26 AM
It's been quite a while since my last posting... but better late than never. Here are two YouTube videos which I hope everyone will enjoy.

The first is an original tune called The Corporate Comedian and the second is a medley... Sally In The Garden & Rocky Mountain Goat. Both are set in 'Double C' tuning. CGCD low to high




02-12-2012, 09:11 AM
wow, those were really really good. I'm usually not a fan of this style of music, but I thoroughly enjoyed both videos. Your banjo skills sure translate well to the uke. Never heard of double C tuning either. None the less, great job man. Looking forward to more!

02-12-2012, 09:28 AM
Thanks for posting these, really enjoyed them. You have some great skills!

02-12-2012, 09:30 AM
What uke are you playing? Is it a baritone?

02-12-2012, 09:32 AM
Yes.. it's a baritone. A good friend loaned it to me and, not knowing any better, I've been tuning it like a banjo.

02-12-2012, 10:31 AM
Well played.

02-14-2012, 04:19 AM
Thanks for posting these, they're truly great. I go back and watch the other medleys you posted a few months ago regularly - I'm slowly working on clawhammer myself and they're really inspiring and informative. Two more videos to add to my 'favorites'..... and that's a really nice original tune, as well. Thanks for posting these...... more please!

02-14-2012, 04:42 AM
Wow, these videos are absolutely stunning! You're on the same level of virtuosity as Jake Shimabukuro and James Hill in my book.
Loving the Double C tuning too.

02-14-2012, 06:15 AM
Really great - thank you for sharing. I WILL learn how to clawhammer uke!

02-15-2012, 12:45 PM
Thank you everyone for the kind comments!

02-15-2012, 01:25 PM
That was fantastic.

I was just thinking to myself that I needed to find some more, new music to play. I think I now know what direction I'm looking in first.

Thanks for the inspiration. Just another ten or twenty years, and I'll be close to there...if i'm lucky.

Hippie Dribble
02-15-2012, 02:00 PM
truly amazing. wonderful, wonderful playing, thanks mate.

02-15-2012, 04:35 PM
I truly am overwhelmed by the positive response! Thank you one and all.

02-15-2012, 05:08 PM
I've really been enjoying your clawhammer series on youtube. You absolutely wail on that bari. I hope you keep them coming.

02-16-2012, 04:37 AM
Excellent! I'm guessing you honed those skills on banjo.

So what's the story with the double C tuning? Is it better suited to clawhammer for some reason?

02-16-2012, 04:52 AM
You are really good at this!

02-16-2012, 08:10 AM
You're right about my banjo heritage. Double C is very popular with banjo players because a lot of fiddle tunes are set in D. Players often tune in Double C and capo on the 2nd fret... making it Double D tuning.

02-16-2012, 09:09 AM
So is this a banjo piece that you're just playing on a re-tuned bari? or is this something that you whipped up specifically for uke?

02-16-2012, 09:47 AM
They're both pieces that I play on banjo... although, these days more people seem to want hear them played on the uke :)

03-08-2012, 12:06 AM
I am a HUGE fan of this style of music, and you do it so well. Traditional music - Appalachian, Irish, English, fingerstyle blues, or any other sort from around the world - is just an awesome thing. Thanks.

03-08-2012, 04:10 AM
Beautifully creative!

03-08-2012, 06:10 PM
Thanks for the comments everyone. I actually broke down and purchased my own baritone ukulele! ...no more mooching my friend's. I'll post a few more tunes when I get a chance.


btw... if you missed my first uke vids, here they are...