Free Banjo Lesson

Hi, everyone!
Here are the first two songs in a series of basic 5-String banjo instrumentals.

Preparation

The solos are based on a simple Boom / Chuck style of lick.

  • First pick the 3rd string with your thumb.
  • Next pluck the 5th and 1st strings together at the same time with your Thumb and middle finger.
  • Repeat.
  • This makes 1 bar of 4 beats. Boom Chuck Boom Chuck. 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • Practise the first bar until you have it smooth, then move on.

Goodnight Ladies


Goodnight ladies
Goodnight ladies
Goodnight ladies
We’re going to leave you now.

Bile Dem Cabbage Down


Bile Dem Cabbage Down boys
Bake the hoe cakes brown
The only song that I can sing is
Bile Dem Cabbage Down.