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.