The Claw by Jerry Reed

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Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:41 am

I’ve always heard that Reed was a great guitarist but only knew him for the novelty country songs he sang. I stumbled on The Claw and was very impressed by the fingerpicking instrumental. Would love to see a lesson on it

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Fri Apr 30, 2021 12:08 pm

I was in the same camp for many years as well, until I heard Chet Atkins (I think) play The Claw. I have thought about doing a lesson on it but it has stayed on a side burner. I did one on another song of his that I was not familiar with until a student brought it to my attention, Blues Land. Check it out when you can.


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