Bill unlocks the secret of fancy bluegrass accompaniment using up the neck chord shapes, roll patterns and licks, designed for “high” beginner to intermediate students. Building upon a step-by-step approach that starts with the basics, Bill shows the formulas used by banjo players such as Earl Scruggs, J. D. Crowe and Sonny Osborne that you can put to immediate use in your next band rehearsal or jam session. Topics to be discussed include navigating the fretboard using movable chord shapes for vamping, up-the-neck backup using the F and D shapes and the “In The Mood” roll, how to use Earl Scruggs’ great backup licks to enhance your sound, how to “hear” chord progressions, and using the capo to play in different keys and back-up aesthetics (when to do what!). Tab examples will be presented for everything that will be covered in the session but it’s not necessary to read tab well to get a lot out of this workshop. Audio and/or video recording is encouraged.