How to Make Up Your Own Banjo Solos - Video 2

Pete Wernick

What To Play When It?s Your Turn to ?Take it?!

115 minute video - tab on pdf file
  • Code:DLWERSO22
  • Skill Level:Near-Beginner (2)

An accomplished banjo player should be able to step out and take a solo in a wide variety of keys, even without the use of a capo. Many learning pickers are challenged by this concept, but master teacher Pete Wernick breaks it down in a way that makes it easy.

You'll learn how to create solos in the keys of D, C, F, and up the neck in G. Pete explores nine bluegrass standards, showing first how to find each song's melody notes, then how to create a full-fledged arrangement featuring the recognizable tune. The addition of appealing licks, lead-ins, tags and other embellishments will give your solos polish and interest.

Songs: Roll in My Sweet Baby's Arms (D); As I Went Down to the Valley to Pray (D); Angeline the Baker (D); Colleen Malone (D or E); Country Blues (D); New River Train (C); Ain't Gonna Work Tomorrow (C Tuning); Don't Let Your Deal Go Down (F); Will the Circle Be Unbroken (G up the neck).

Close-ups of both hands and a printable booklet make every note clear!

Magazine Review:

"Pete is one of the most influential banjo players and teachers of the past twenty years. His teaching style is personable and accessible and this is essentially a two-hour private lesson with Pete on playing in the C and D positions and up the neck in G... There is a tremendous amount of information here - enough licks to satisfy people looking for those, and, more importantly, great direction on soloing by finding the melody and placing notes around it in virtually any key." -- Bluegrass Unlimited


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