Class information

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TitlePlaying solos up-the-neck in G on the Banjo
DaysMWF (week 2), July 24–28
Instructor(s)Tom Adams
Slots (taken)15 (4)
LocationUCPC Sunday School Room 1
DescriptionClassic banjo solos by Earl Scruggs on tunes like Ground Speed and Dear Old Dixie – those tunes feature the upper register of the instrument. If you know the three basic chord shapes – F-shape, D-shape and the Barre-shape, you’re ready to take an up-the-neck solo played in the Scruggs-style. Two key parts to this kind of playing are 1) learning to play partial chords that use mostly two, sometimes three fingers on the fretting hand and 2) moving up and down the fingerboard on two strings rather than moving across the fingerboard on four strings at the same fret. Let’s Pick!

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