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Discuss the Banjo lesson: Shenandoah Breakdown

This is a great 1-4-5 instrumental that is built for SPEED! There are a lot of forward rolls in this arrangement, and I know you’ll have a blast with it!

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I’m having problems with my ring finger muting the fist string as I play the hammer-ons in the “A” part of this song. Any suggestions?

Hi Spencer It would help us to help you if you could post a short video to demonstrate the difficulties your having.

Overall body posture helped me overcome that issue. If you slouch forward to see the fretboard better it can result in the banjo actually leaning back into your body leading to extreme fretting hand wrist bend. When you play standing up, does it help? It did instantly for me.


Thanks! That does help!