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Mr Frank Manigrasso

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20 years of playing
Instruments: 5 String Banjo
Genre/Style(s): Old Time
Ability Levels: Beginners only


I teach 5 string banjo, clawhammer style. This is also known as old time banjo or frailing.
Whichever term you prefer, it indicates a style of playing whereby the strings are always played on a down stroke.
There is up stroke picking.
It is an easy style, however the basics do take time to master and I can help you speed up that process.
I do not use notation or music. All teaching is done with the instruments alone.
We have two ears and two hands for a reason.
I am based in Winchcombe and will consider reasonable travel to come to you.
Each lesson will be 1 hour. Increments of 30 minutes can be added.
Rate dependent on travel and I will offer a discount for 6 or more lessons booked at the same time.
If you're not sure and don't have a banjo yet, I can provide one for you so you can decide.

I can also help you with choosing the right banjo for the style. Not all banjoes are ideal for clawhammer.

Basic lesson is £30 if local, more if further afield.

If interested, contact me for further details.

Contact Frank

Address: Winchcombe
GL54 5JU
Phone: 01242 602241
Mobile: 07920 101659
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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