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



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.


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.


Great Easy Lesson ! Picked right up on it


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??


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