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

Friday, September 27, 2019

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

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

by Josh Turknett, fingerstylebanjo.com

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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 

Check out the Brainjo course for OLD TIME FIDDLE

 



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Occupation: neuroplastician

Gender: Male
Age: 44

My Instruments:
Cedar Mountain L4, Cedar Mountain J200. Dan Pennington tubaphone, Mike Ramsey white laydie, homebuilt special, bob thornburg gourd, Terry Bell Boucher minstrel banjo, deering goodtime special

Favorite Bands/Musicians:
Mike Seeger, Mac Benford, Tommy Jarrell, Kyle Creed, Fred Cockerham, Hobart Smith, Mississippi John Hurt, Paul Brown, Doc Watson, Norman Blake, Earl Scruggs, Tom Adams, Will Keys, Camp Creek Boys..

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Lover of all things banjo. One half of the Georgia Jays (thegeorgiajays.com). Founder of Brainjo, the first music instruction method targeted at the adult learner and based on the science of learning and neuroplasticity (more at aboutbrainjo.com).

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