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Melodic-Style Banjo, Part 1: G Major Scale

This lesson is part of the course Beginning Banjo with Bill Evans.
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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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Melodic-Style Banjo, Part 1: G Major Scale
Melodic-Style Banjo, Part 1: G Major Scale
 
Melodic banjo is a style of banjo playing designed to play melodies like fiddle tunes that have fast-moving strings of notes based on scales. So far you’ve played breaks to songs using Scruggs style by taking song melodies and filling them out with roll patterns. In this lesson, Bill shows you how to play a major scale melodic style and how to use that scale to play the melody to the traditional tune “The Girl I Left Behind Me.” In this video, you’ll learn the G-major scale melodic style.

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