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Banjo Lick No. 2

November 28th, 2019

This lick runs up a G scale with a flurry of triplets.

Key of G

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Banjo Lick No. 1

November 24th, 2019

This is a melodic lick inspired by Bela Fleck. The tricky part is fretting the 5th string with your pinky.

Key of G

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Foggy Mountain Special

September 14th, 2019

Foggy Mountain Special

Key of G

Personnel:

Sean Ray – Banjo, Guitar, Bass
Brian Ray – Mandolin
Paul Kienitz – Violin

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Flint Hill Special

August 18th, 2019

Flint Hill Special

Key of G
D-Tuners = G/F# – B/A

Personnel:

Sean Ray – Banjo, Guitar, Bass
Brian Ray – Mandolin
Paul Kienitz – Violin

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Blackjack

August 11th, 2019

Blackjack – Jam tracks from The Session Book.

Key of B
Capo 4th
100 bpm

Personnel:

Sean Ray – Banjo, Guitar, Bass
Brian Ray – Mandolin
Paul Kienitz – Violin

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Cripple Creek

August 2nd, 2019

Cripple Creek
Key of A
Capo 2nd

Somewhere between Bluegrass and Old-Time is how I like to play fiddle tunes on guitar. Sure I may be playing a Santa Cruz Tony Rice model, in this video, but I relate more to Norman Blake and a laid back approach.

The intention of this video is to show you how to shape a basic melody into a lead line. More importantly it demonstrates that rhythm playing is equally important and doesn’t always have to be robotic strumming.

Another important element is to play with a bowing type pulse to give the music a lilt. After all fiddle tunes are traditionally played at dances.

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The Lester Flatt Run – 12 Variations

July 28th, 2019

Here are 12 variations of the classic Lester Flatt run also known as the G-Run. It’s a snappy tag lick that usually happens over a G chord but can be transcribed into any key.

There is no end to the possible variations but I figured 12 was a good starting point. Six in the key of G, three in C and three more in D.

Scale Harmony for Guitar

July 28th, 2019

In this video we’ll take a look at harmonizing a C major scale on the guitar. It’s quite simple to do. First figure out the notes of the C major scale (C-D-E-F-G-A-B-C). On piano this is all seven of the white keys.

Next you’re going to build a 7th chord for each note in the scale using only the notes from the scale. You build a 7th chord by using every other note.

For example starting on the 1st degree of the scale, which is C in this case, you would use the 1st, 3rd, 5th & 7th degrees of the scale C-E-G-B (Cmaj7).

Repeat the process on the remaining notes: D-F-A-C (Dm7). When you run out of notes you just continue using the same order. So the third group of notes would be E-G-B-D (Em7).

This is the first step toward understanding the seven modes of the major scale.

Jerusalem Ridge – Melodic Banjo

February 13th, 2018

Key of Am
Capo 2nd
Spike 7th
(Gm Tuning = g-D-G-Bb-D)

Jerusalem Ridge is arguably Bill Monroe’s finest instrumental and Kenny Baker certainly helped solidify its place in history.

For my banjo arrangement I took most of my inspiration from Kenny’s fiddle playing. It’s a tricky, crooked tune to play on banjo but easily my favorite Monroe instrumental.

You’ll see banjo players play this tune in either standard G or Gm tuning with or without a capo. I opted for G minor tuning with the capo on the 2nd fret with the 5th string spiked at the 7th fret. This results in the actual sound of the strings as an Am chord (a-E-A-C-E).

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Sally Goodin

February 3rd, 2018

Sally Goodin

Key of A,
Capo 2nd.

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