“Sourwood Mountain” is an old folk song that has been around for ages. There are great versions by Ralph Stanley, the Osborne Brothers, and Jim Mills, among others. In this lesson, you’ll learn how to take the melody of “Sourwood Mountain” and create your own banjo version, by adding roll patterns, hammer-ons, and pull-offs, etc. Bill’s version of the melody is based on the Osborne Brothers recording. You’ll learn to play a solo on the melody down the neck and also up the neck. Bill walks you through the down-the-neck version of “Sourwood Mountain” in this video.