Banjoland Blues (12 Bar Blues) Intermediate Banjo

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    • #105540
      Mike
      Keymaster

      This is the discussion topic for the lesson Banjoland Blues (12 Bar Blues) Intermediate Banjo. Please leave your comments or any questions you might have about the lesson here!

    • #106695
      Jon
      Participant

      This is a pretty cool exercise in playing an E blues. I’m having fun working it out.

      Measure 19 and measure 20 – looks like the left hand fingering should remain 4/2 for the first three eighth notes, but the tab goes 4/2 4/1 4/2.

      • #106808
        Mike
        Keymaster

        Jon,

        Thanks. Good catch. Yes that was a typo. I’ve updated the tab and the download to reflect the correct fingering. Glad you’re enjoying the lesson.

        – Mike

    • #107909
      bebrooks
      Participant

      I’ve enjoyed “Banjo Twist” and “Banjo Special” previously…..they are fun to get together with a friend (guitar) and play together, but this Banjoland Blues has been the best. It first seemed to be the hardest piece to get my fingers around, but in my usual 2-3 days I was able to get the muscle memory in place, and now it seems very playable. Looking forward to getting together with that friend this week-end and playing it. I really enjoy the parts bending the strings !!
      –Bruce

      • #110073
        Mike
        Keymaster

        Nice! My friend Ryan recorded the guitar rhythm track for this lesson so I played it with a friend as well!

        Glad you enjoyed it. I had fun working this lesson up.

        – Mike

    • #110198
      Jon
      Participant

      I don’t have a buddy to play along with, so this past week I’ve started to use Garageband on my iPad to lay down a drum track, stand up base and electric piano using “touch” instruments. With the software instruments as a background, I can jam along on my banjo, starting out slow and increasing speeds as my proficiency builds. Although typical bluegrass doesn’t have a drummer, it really helps to have a steady beat in the background…a nicer metronome. This has opened up a whole new experience for me, and I’m having a lot of fun.

    • #171320
      Debora Salling
      Participant

      So, I feel a little dense asking the question. At the ending lick measure 27, what measure do I pick up again to repeat? Is it measure 3? Thanks for the help.

    • #171689
      Jon
      Participant

      @Debra – If I’m going to repeat the 1st and 2nd solos, I would skip measures 27 and 28, and jump from measure 26 to 3. I wouldn’t play 27 and 28 until I’m finishing the piece. Just my two cents.

    • #171772
      Debora Salling
      Participant

      Thanks so much!

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