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Any thoughts on solo bluegrass banjo playing?

Posted by DandyRandy on Wednesday, December 3, 2008

There is something lacking, mainly other instruments, but I enjoy playing scruggs style tunes solo. Does anyone have any tips or experiences doing the same at open mics or live performances?

2 comments on “Any thoughts on solo bluegrass banjo playing?”

banjotef Says:
Thursday, December 4, 2008 @5:56:31 AM

I have done that a couple of times,  but really prefer a backup with at least guitar or fiddle.  A friend once played his fiddle with my banjo, it came out really nice.
    When it's just me and my 'jo,  I try to keep it to simple bluegrass tunes (long journey home,  or a gospel tune).   I vamp while singing,  or do a tune I wrote.  The simpler,  the better.

banjotef Says:
Thursday, December 4, 2008 @5:56:51 AM

Also,  look at some John Hartford videos on YouTube.

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