As you learn to play The Claw, be sure to frequently return to the performance as a good reference point and guide.
Standard (originally tuned half step down)
A (originally recorded in A♭)
This is the full guitar lesson for The Claw by Jerry Reed. Reed wrote The Claw 1967 and it appears on his debut album ‘The Unbelievable Guitar & Voice of Jerry Reed’.
This is a song that’s very popular among fingerpickers and for good reason. It’s an upbeat finger twister that really tests your playing ability and many fingerstyle guitarists love to put their own spin on it and improvise their way through the changes.
The Claw is number 9 on my Top 10 Country Songs for Fingerstyle Guitar List.
Let’s get on with learning The Claw!