Discuss the Banjo lesson: Teardrop Banjo Backup- Part 1


#1

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/teardrop-banjo-backup-part-1-banjo-intermediate

Slower ballads and country songs is where this banjo backup really shines, and we’ll begin to get our brains and fingers around it with part 1 of this series!


#2

Looks like it’s all based out of bar chord? THANK YOU BEN


#3

Yep, sure is! It’s a lot of fun and useful, too!


#4

Why is it called teardrop banjo backup ?


#5

used mainly in sad songs…


#6

I could be way off here, but this looks like it might mesh well with the waypoints lessons. :slight_smile:


#7

Looking forward to Part 2


#8

Another great lesson to put in my back pocket!!!


#9

Can someone give me some ideas of well known bluegrass jam songs that you could use this back up with? Thanks in advance.


#10

Here’s a few here: Coming Soon - Teardrop Backup

Also, any country shuffle like Crying My Heart Out Over You https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_I-J81Kcek

Also, any slower waltz (we’ll cover this pattern soon) like Blue Moon: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4syA9aNnNa0


#11

I’ve been using Ben’s Boil Dem Cabbage Down slowest jam track to play around with.

Here’s a little recording of me playing with a combination of the teardrop and waypoints lessons together.


#12

Nice little ditty Mark, I hate the tune Boil Dem Cabbage Down but loved your version. Great little ending


#13

Yeah, it’s not my favorite tune either, but it has a great chord progression for trying out new things.

Thanks Archie!


#14

Rank Stranger is a great way to use this lick


#15

Hi @Mark_Rocka Where did you find the Boil Cabbage jam track I did a search of the banjo area and came up empty.


#16

Here you go.

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/banjo-backward-roll-study-banjo/video/boil-dem-cabbage-down-slow


#17

thanks,


#18

Hey @Mark_Rocka, what’s that on your bridge or is that just a different kind of bridge?


#19

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