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Getting Ready for a Slow Jam, Part 2

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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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GETTING READY FOR A SLOW JAM  
 
GETTING READY FOR A SLOW JAM  
 
Getting Ready for a Slow Jam, Part 2
Getting Ready for a Slow Jam, Part 2
 
In this video, Bill is joined by guitarist Scott Nygaard, who shows you what basic G, C, and D chords look like on the guitar so you can follow along in a slow jam if you don’t know the song. Bill also shows you how some typical roll patterns match the guitar’s rhythm and then he and Scott play and sing the bluegrass standards “Nine Pound Hammer” and “Long Journey Home” as you would in a slow jam.

 
 
 
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