One of the greatest challenges for banjo players at all levels is finding the melody on the fingerboard and choosing just the right rolls and licks to create legitimate sounding, driving bluegrass solos. In this “hands on, let’s pick” style of workshop designed for players with one or more years of experience, Bill shows you a practical, a step-by-step process that will unlock the secrets of great soloing and improvising. You’ll first learn how to find those pesky melody notes on the banjo fingerboard, and discover how melodies relate to chord progressions. Bill will then cover how roll choices can enhance the effectiveness of solos and he’ll teach some of the most essential licks that come up again and again in the greatest bluegrass banjo solos. The class will also analyze and play several classic Earl Scruggs solos note-for-note. Tab examples will be presented for everything covered in class and audio/video recording is welcome.
The Gryphon Advantage
One of the things that makes Gryphon special is something, or someplace, most people never see: our repair department. Before we put an instrument out for sale, we set it up for optimum playability. We guarantee that you will have an instrument that will play correctly. If we can’t adjust it, we will not sell it. Our six full time technicians stand behind that guarantee. They can also repair and modify your instrument in the future, whether it’s electric or acoustic, and if you purchased your instrument from Gryphon, you get a 25% discount on labor.