|Vamping, Part 1: The F Shape
Vamping, Part 1: The F Shape
In this lesson you’ll learn an accompaniment technique called “vamping.” Vamping involves using movable chords, and in this lesson you’ll learn the F shape. Bill shows you a vamping pattern you can use in a jam session when you want to get out of the way of the other instruments, but still provide some rhythmic support. This is a great technique behind a mandolin or guitar solo, for example, or to back up another banjo player. Bill shows you where the G, C, and D chords are with the F shape and then plays a slow version of “Roll In My Sweet Baby’s Arms” so you can vamp along with him.
Vamping with the F Shape (Available to subscribers)