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Discuss the Banjo lesson: Away in a Manger- Banjo

We start with a chord melody version to get our positions under our fingers, then add rolls to fill it in a bit!


Well well well. That’s pretty sweet, I love it. Nice job @BanjoBen


Nice!..can’t wait to give it a try! Hey, looks like a fancy new neon sign on the mantle!


Yeah, really neat sign. When I first saw it, I thought it should have a blinking “And Good Eats” on the side of it. I don’t know why these things pop into my head. Maybe this one is because I know of @BanjoBen’s affection for BBQ and Whataburger. But I really do like the sign.


Hi Ben,

I love this lesson however am really struggling with trying to bar the second fret while playing the partial D chord, the note on the high D string at the second fret is really hard for me to play clean. Any suggestions?

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Where is your thumb located on the back of the neck? Wrap your thumb a bit more over the top and make good contact with the back of the neck and see if that helps.

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I will try that. Thanks and what an awesome song to play. So beautiful!

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