Hi all! I hope you all enjoyed the first Twang-lesson, and thanks for all emails and comments! Ready for one more?
This month we´ll work a lot with the right hand technique. I´ve written a solo over the chord changes to Earl Scruggs´ Bluegrass-tune “Foggy Mountain Breakdown”, and this solo will boost your hybrid picking to the next level for sure! I´ve also thrown in some traditional banjo-rolls in there. I totally agree with Albert Lee when it comes to right hand technique; always to use the closest finger available. For another great exercise in the banjo-style, check out the Albert Lee-song “Country Boy”!
The scales used in this solo are G major pentatonic, and E minor penatonic. Theoretically these two scales are 100% identical, but the target notes over the G and Em chords are a little different.
The tab in the Youtube-clip is not so clear, so i recommend you all to view and download the pdf-tab below.
Next month we´ll move on to the key of E!
Twang em´high and have fun!