Here’s a lesson that will give you some new ideas on transitioning between G and C. It’s usually the first chord change most banjo pickers learn so it’s good practice to have plenty of ways to play the chord change.
I go over some Scruggs, Melodic and Single String licks that can help you transition back and forth between G and C.
Here’s a song to help you work on playing basic Scruggs licks in 3/4 time. Use these two solos to explore 3/4 timing! Many of these licks can also be used for backup licks in 3/4 as well.
Here’s a detailed backup lesson for Amazing Grace! We’ll practicing transitioning around the neck in 3/4 time!
Here’s a beginner arrangement to practice playing Amazing Grace (Up-The-Neck). This will help you practice adapting a melody to a closed position solo that you can play in any key!
A straight ahead roll style interpretation of this gospel classic. Great practice for beginners looking to venture into 3/4 time. This version uses lots of variations on classic Scruggs licks to fit 3/4 time.
This arrangement is going to work on adding two and three note chords to this great melody. I wanted to create an arrangement that would sound good with or without accompaniment. Happy Independence Day!
Here’s some classic banjo/fiddle duet style backup you can play for Angeline The Baker in the key of D.