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The Pinch Pattern and “I’ll Fly Away”

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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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The Pinch Pattern and “I’ll Fly Away”  
 
The Pinch Pattern and “I’ll Fly Away”  
 
The Pinch Pattern and “I’ll Fly Away”
The Pinch Pattern and “I’ll Fly Away”
 
In this lesson, you’ll learn “the pinch pattern,” a classic accompaniment pattern used in bluegrass banjo. You’ll use the pinch pattern to play the popular gospel song “I’ll Fly Away.” Bill shows you the chords to “I’ll Fly Away” and then plays and sings it at slow and medium tempos so you can play (and sing!) along.

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