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“Red-Haired Boy” Play-Along Track

This lesson is part of the course Bluegrass Banjo with Bill Evans.
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Learn to make your banjo drive the band or play sweet melodies, with solos to well-known songs and tunes, backup techniques, and more.
 
 
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In this lesson, you’ll start adding roll patterns to the melody of “Blue Ridge Cabin Home.” Every melody has a rhythm and when Earl Scruggs was working out his breaks, he tried to keep the melody’s rhythm intact as he added the roll patterns, letting the melody dictate what kind of roll to use. Bill shows you some ideas for choosing rolls. For example, if you have a melody note that’s held out for a long time you can try a forward roll, and when the melody notes are closer together you can try an alternating thumb roll or a forward reverse roll. Bill walks you through an entire solo here, with embellishments and fill-in licks.
 
 
 
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“Red-Haired Boy” Play-Along Track
“Red-Haired Boy” Play-Along Track
 
If you’ve got “Red-Haired Boy” under your fingers, you can use this video to play it along with Bill. He plays it through two times at a slow tempo and once at close to a performance speed.

 
 
 
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Peghead Nation banjo and mandolin instructors play Bill Evans’ original tune with flatpicking guru Kenny Smith, bassist Max Schwartz, and fiddler Nate Lee at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse.
 
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