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Two-Finger Banjo 1

Old time two-finger banjo is a syncopated alternative to the clawhammer style that is equally suited for playing instrumentals or accompanying singing. In it, we strike down with the thumb of the picking hand and pluck up with the index finger. Two-finger banjo can be heard in the playing of Wade Mainer, Roscoe Holcomb, Mike Seeger, and Paul Brown. This beginning level will start you off with simple melodies in the two-finger "thumb lead" style. You will learn tunes and songs that are commonly played in jam sessions, and gain comfort in standard G (and then A) tuning.

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