by Josh Turknett, fingerstylebanjo.com
Despite the title (others may know it as "Lonesome Road Blues), I feel pretty great singing this song!
Given the number of times it's been recorded since Henry Whitter did so in 1924, I don't think I'm alone in that sentiment. Bill Monroe, Woody Guthrie, Cliff Carlisle, Elizabeth Cotten, and the Grateful Dead are just a few who have ventured down this lonesome road.
Below is a video tutorial for how to play and sing this one with three ways of playing vocal backup of increasing complexity (click here to download the tab for the vocal backup and lead break).
(RELATED: If you enjoy this tutorial, there are many more inside of the Breakthrough Banjo course, including a series of modules on playing and singing. Click here to learn more.)
For more on how to learn to fingerpick in any style, and why you'd want to,
click here to read "How To Fingerpick the Banjo In Any Style"
About the Author
Dr. Josh Turknett is the creator of the Brainjo Method, the first system for learning banjo that incorporates the science of learning and neuroplasticity and specifically targets the adult learner.
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