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Banjo in the Hollow, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course Beginning Banjo with Bill Evans.
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The driving sound of the banjo is at the heart of many styles of roots music. Get started with basic chords, strums, and fingerings, along with simple bluegrass rolls, accompaniment patterns, clawhammer style, and more.
 
 
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Banjo in the Hollow  
 
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Banjo in the Hollow, Part 1
Banjo in the Hollow, Part 1
 
“Banjo in the Hollow,” or “Banjer in the Holler,” depending on where you’re from, is a great bluegrass banjo tune for beginners. It primarily uses the forward reverse roll, played with a couple of different chord positions up the neck that use the same fingering as a simple D7 chord. Bill takes the first part of “Banjo in the Hollow” apart measure by measure for you and then plays it slowly so you can play along with him when you’re ready.

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