|Chord Solos: “Amazing Grace,” Part 1
Chord Solos: “Amazing Grace,” Part 1
Chord soloing is a concept that comes from jazz guitar and has been used by bluegrass banjo players like Sonny Osborne and Jim Mills to play slower melodies on the banjo. In this lesson, Bill explains the philosophy behind chord soloing and shows you a chord solo arrangement of “Amazing Grace.” Bill starts by showing you the chord shapes you’ll need to play “Amazing Grace” and also shows you how to play harmonics at the twelfth, seventh, and fifth frets. Then he shows you how to find the melody on the first string and the corresponding chord underneath it (on the second, third, and fourth strings). You’ll learn a basic chord-melody version of “Amazing Grace” in this video.
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