Arranging in Scruggs Style

Arranging in Scruggs Style

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The banjo does a magical trick like no other musical instrument: it can take a basic melody and wrap it in a sparkling shower of notes, giving us that remarkable twang and speed that captivates the ear. And at the core of this is what is known as "Scruggs style", after the legendary banjoist Earl Scruggs. In the 1040's he developed a method of using rapid right-hand patterns, called "rolls", to carry the melody of a song while giving it a unique and exciting flavor. In combination with left hand ornaments like slides, pull-offs and hammers, Scruggs style lets you take any simple melody and turn it into a banjo tour-de-force.  Knowing how to arrange songs in Scruggs style is what separates the mice from the hot-pickers of the banjo world, and yet it is one of the more mysterious and difficult skills to acquire. In this revolutionary video you will learn all the secrets of Scruggs style, including what rolls to use over different melodies, how to cleverly add the left hand ornaments, and get tons of TAB and examples of classic songs being arranged in Scruggs style right before your eyes! From super-easy basics like Yankee Doodle and Comin Around the Mountain, to more traditional favorites like You Are My Sunshine and Will the Circle be Unbroken, you will be taken note-for note through the process of turning a song into a blazing Scruggs style break! This lesson will change the way you think about the banjo forever, and you will progress more in just months with this video than in years of lesson and books elsewhere. Don't wait a minute longer, start arranging in Scruggs style today!

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      Coming Around the Mountain - w Rolls
      Coming Around the Mountain - Scruggs style
      Yankee Doodle - Scruggs style
      You Are My Sunshine - Scruggs style
      Will the Circle - w Rolls
      Will the Circle - Scruggs style

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The banjo does a magical trick like no other musical instrument: it can take a basic melody and wrap it in a sparkling shower of notes, giving us that remarkable twang and speed that captivates the ear. And at the core of this is what is known as “Scruggs style”, after the legendary banjoist Earl Scruggs. In the 1040’s he developed a method of using rapid right-hand patterns, called “rolls”, to carry the melody of a song while giving it a unique and exciting flavor. In combination with left hand ornaments like slides, pull-offs and hammers, Scruggs style lets you take any simple melody and turn it into a banjo tour-de-force.  Knowing how to arrange songs in Scruggs style is what separates the mice from the hot-pickers of the banjo world, and yet it is one of the more mysterious and difficult skills to acquire.

In this revolutionary video you will learn all the secrets of Scruggs style, including what rolls to use over different melodies, how to cleverly add the left hand ornaments, and get tons of TAB and examples of classic songs being arranged in Scruggs style right before your eyes! From super-easy basics like Yankee Doodle and Comin Around the Mountain, to more traditional favorites like You Are My Sunshine and Will the Circle be Unbroken, you will be taken note-for note through the process of turning a song into a blazing Scruggs style break! This lesson will change the way you think about the banjo forever, and you will progress more in just months with this video than in years of lesson and books elsewhere. Don’t wait a minute longer, start arranging in Scruggs style today!

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