Class information

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TitleRolling down-the-neck backup in G on the Banjo
DaysTh (week 2), July 27
Instructor(s)Tom Adams
Slots (taken)15 (4)
LocationUCPC Sunday School Room 1
DescriptionThe fast, smooth banjo solos that Earl Scruggs recorded from 1946 – 1969 have drawn countless numbers of folks to pick up the instrument and give it a go. But those lead breaks are just one part (a major part, for sure) of the banjo’s role in a band setting. Equally important is the banjo as an accompanying instrument, contributing to the rhythm and the chordal sound, and it’s something that the banjoist in a traditional bluegrass ensemble does almost 70% of the time. Of all the things that the banjo could play, it’s the rolling down-the-neck backup in G that creates the distinctive, driving bluegrass sound.

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