Discuss the Banjo lesson: Amazing Grace Build-a-Break


#1

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/amazing-grace-build-a-break-banjo

We start with the basic melody in G that anyone can play, then fill in the spaces with pinches, and finally apply some rolls that complement the melody.


#2

My favorite pattern for the chords is a forward-reverse pattern, switching between the low G and low D string each time for the start of the chord.


#3

Great Easy Lesson ! Picked right up on it


#4

Dear Ben,
Met your sisters last week in Arizona. Your family is soooo cool! Love you guys. Keep it all up.
Your “Jesus Loves Me” nearly made me cry. I’m a little, but tough guy with a big heart. Because of your sisters, I now have your “Banjo Ben” sticker on my Gibson case.
I’ll be working on your song for the next time out. We’re Fireside Bluegrass—just a bunch of folks going through our next mid-life crises.
God bless you. Praying for you all, and the new bass player. She’s special, also. Sheila??
BobTieszen


#5

Thank you, @bob.tieszen! Yep, Susannah is her name…she’s a little firecracker!