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Introduction to Bluegrass Roll Patterns

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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In this lesson you’ll learn to play the jam-session favorite “Wagon Wheel,” using two different roll patterns, the alternating thumb roll and the forward reverse roll. Bill gives you advice on changing chords and keeping the roll going even if your fingers haven’t quite managed to finger the complete chord yet.
 
 
 
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Introduction to Bluegrass Roll Patterns  
 
Introduction to Bluegrass Roll Patterns  
 
Introduction to Bluegrass Roll Patterns
Introduction to Bluegrass Roll Patterns
 
Get started with bluegrass banjo by learning these basic roll patterns. If you’re going to play bluegrass, it’s time to get some fingerpicks and a thumbpick. Bill gives advice on using fingerpicks and thumbpicks and how to make them feel comfortable on your hand. Bill also talks about how to position your picking hand and fingers so they’re relaxed and comfortable. Then you’ll learn the Alternating Thumb Roll and the Forward Reverse Roll and how to play them with G, C, and D7 chords.

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