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The driving sound of the banjo is at the heart of many styles of roots music. Get started with basic chords, strums, and fingerings, along with simple bluegrass rolls, accompaniment patterns, clawhammer style, and more.
 
 
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In this lesson you’ll learn to play the jam-session favorite “Wagon Wheel,” using two different roll patterns, the alternating thumb roll and the forward reverse roll. Bill gives you advice on changing chords and keeping the roll going even if your fingers haven’t quite managed to finger the complete chord yet.
 
 
 
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The ‘60s folk classic “500 Miles” is a great song for working on playing minor chords. In the key of G, it uses Em, Am, and Bm, as well as G, C, and D chords. Bill plays through the chord progression, showing you how to finger the new minor chords as well as a couple of versions of C and D up the neck. Then he shows you how to use the forward-reverse roll on all the chords. He finishes up by playing and singing “500 Miles” through with guitarist Scott Nygaard.

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