Discuss the Banjo lesson: Beaumont Rag



Tired of pickin’ in G? Good…me too, so this week we’re gonna learn Beaumont Rag in the key of C using some Scruggs-style licks. I really like the B part, where we’ll really employ those inside rolls to make folks’ ears tingle!


Ben, I have been playing Beaumont Rag for a long time. I am also playing Country Roads. I am taking measure 20 and 21 from Beaumont Rag and finishing the chorus of country roads (last C measure “Take me home Country roads”) with those measures fretting the last G at two. Sound pretty good - to me but I don"t know… Does that work for anyone else?


Can you post a video Ron. I recorded Beaumont Rag a few years back but the timing was awful keep meaning to go back and rework it.


No camera on my computer. No microphone either. Not that tech savvy


I think that would sound wonderful!


Ron - “No camera. No mic.”

Ben - “I think that would sound wonderful!”

LOL!!! Silence is golden. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


Don’t you just love this website. No sound or vision :see_no_evil::hear_no_evil::speak_no_evil:


I could visualize it.


Amazing !


I was prepared for most everything this had to throw at me, skill-wise but the picking pattern in measure 17 should be illegal. Sounds good, but I only nail it 2 of every 10 tries. Don’t ever remember seeing it before.
Oh well, forming new nural pathways I guess.