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Harmonized Scales on the Banjo

This video lesson is the fourth in a series where Tim May explains and demonstrates what he calls “The Big Four.” These are four aspects of note selections available to the musician that include: scales, folded scales, arpeggios, and harmonized scales. In the first video he demonstrated several ways of playing scales on the banjo….

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Man of Constant Sorrow

Here is a jam track for the tune “Man of Constant Sorrow”. This track is in the key of A and played at full tempo. If the tempo is not right for you, you can slow it down or speed it up using the “Playback” selection in the “Settings” menu.

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Porter Church—“If you can’t use a roll on it, it doesn’t sound right to me.”

Reprinted from Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine January 1986, Volume 20, Number 7  He’s rarely played in public over the past two decades, and he’s not on many records, but Porter Church remains among the most eloquent of five-string banjo players. I may as well say it: in my opinion, when it comes to “golden era” bluegrass…

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Arpeggios on the Banjo

This video lesson is the third in a series where Tim May explains and demonstrates what he calls “The Big Four.” These are four aspects of note selections available to the musician that include: scales, folded scales, arpeggios, and harmonized scales. In the first video he demonstrated several ways of playing scales on the banjo….

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