- November 12, 2019 at 9:50 pm #105540
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!
- November 17, 2019 at 10:52 pm #106695
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.
- November 18, 2019 at 1:00 pm #106808
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.
- November 22, 2019 at 4:13 pm #107909bebrooksParticipant
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 !!
- December 1, 2019 at 6:44 pm #110073
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.
- December 2, 2019 at 8:17 am #110198
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.
- August 25, 2020 at 9:33 am #171320Debora SallingParticipant
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.
- August 26, 2020 at 11:20 pm #171689
@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.
- August 27, 2020 at 5:29 pm #171772Debora SallingParticipant
Thanks so much!
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