26 Jim Krause 4 months ago You forgot "frailing" (or "beating") as a method of extracting noise from this contraption. While similar to clawhammer, it's technically different. From my own point of view as an instructor, there's not much difference. More like a continuum. You can test this out for yourself. Begin with the basic strum, you know....bump-DIT-ty, bump-DIT-ty. Now fill in the missing eighth note after count 1 with a thumbed note on the second string, and you're beginning to add drop thumb, or double thumbing. Take that to logical conclusions and you can start playing fiddle tunes note for note. Take that to logical conclusions, and you may just have discovered the 19th century Stroke Style.So Frailing-->Claw Hammer-->Melodic Claw Hammer-->Stroke Style are a continuum.