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How To Play and Sing, FINGERSTYLE Edition: "Goin' Down That Road Feeling Bad"

Posted by Josh Turknett on Friday, September 27, 2019

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Banjo Core Repertoire Series, How To Play & Sing - FINGERSTYLE EDITION

SONG - "Goin' Down That Road Feeling Bad" (aka "Lonesome Road Blues")

by Josh Turknett,

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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.)

Singing & Playing Tutorial for "GOIN' DOWN THAT ROAD FEELING BAD (or Lonesome Road Blues)"

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.

Check out the Brainjo course for CLAWHAMMER banjo

Check out the Brainjo course for FINGERSTYLE banjo 

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