Bluegrass Banjo For Dummies
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Chord soloing is an effective way to play slower songs in bluegrass style on the banjo. With this way of playing, you play the melody on the first string while also playing chords on the second and third strings that match the chord progression of the song.

Chord soloing is a lot easier when you know your up-the-neck chords on the banjo fretboard. Experienced players will often using sophisticated jazzlike chords to add color and expression to their arrangements. To get started on your own chord-soloing explorations, try this basic arrangement of “Amazing Grace” in the key of G. Enjoy!


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Bill Evans has helped thousands of people to play the five-string banjo through his instructional workshops, music camps, DVDs, books, and recordings. He has performed on stages all over the world, his recordings have topped folk and bluegrass charts, and he has mentored many of today's top young professional players. Bill shares the shortcuts and secrets he has developed in more than 35 years of teaching to help all banjo players sound their best.

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