The Banjo Backup Licks and Rolls Lesson Package by Geoff Hohwald is a series of downloadable lessons designed to teach beginners how to play banjo backup and build upon the Rhythm and Backup 101 Series. Each lesson in the series builds on the previous material so that you accumulate a mental storehouse of useful licks and backup rolls in the style of Earl Scruggs and J.D. Crowe. Geoff demonstrates each lick or roll in detail and then shows you how to use them in the context of real songs. All of the lessons include MP3 practice jam tracks and banjo tablature. This package features 115 minutes of video instruction. You can find more information about each individual lesson below. $29.95 (Click here for the DVD/Book version)
These lessons are also available as part of the 18 lesson Backup Special (Save $23.96)
Backup Licks and Rolls 1
This video lesson teaches you how to implement rolls and licks into your backup playing. You'll learn 3 useful backup licks that you can use to add variety to your music but, more importantly, you'll learn where to place them in songs like Goin' Down That Road and Pallet On Your Floor. 4 MP3 practice tracks and a 5 page PDF file are included.
Length: 15 minutes
Size: 67.8 mb
Backup Licks and Rolls 2
This video lesson expands on Backup Licks and Rolls 1 and teaches you 3 more Scruggs style banjo backup licks. You will learn to apply them to the songs Little Maggie, Pallet On Your Floor and Goin' Down that Road Feelin' Bad. 6 MP3 practice tracks and a 5 page PDF file are included.
Length: 20 minutes
Size: 105.8 mb
Backup Licks and Rolls 3
This video lesson continues the process of learning banjo backup by combining licks and rolls. Special emphasis is placed on learning when to play licks and when to play rolls so that your playing complements the overall bluegrass sound. 6 MP3 practice tracks and a 4 page PDF file are included.
Length: 29 minutes
Size: 148.7 mb
Backup Licks and Rolls 4
This video lesson continues the process of teaching you how to use rolls and licks in your backup playing. Various ways of approaching banjo backup are learned using the songs Way Downtown and Sittin' On Top of the World. 6 MP3 practice tracks and an 8 page PDF file are included.
Length: 23 minutes
Size: 128.1 mb
Backup Licks and Rolls 5
This video lesson teaches more backup ideas combining one and two measure patterns along with chords at different places on the neck. Practice songs include Sittin' On Top of the World, Wabash Cannonball and Nine Pound Hammer. 9 MP3 practice tracks and a 10 page PDF file are included.
Length: 22 minutes
Size: 128.5 mb
Backup Licks and Rolls 6 - Putting It All Together
This video lesson is the culmination of this series of backup lessons and is practically a course in itself. This lesson walks you through the methods for selecting and modifying licks and patterns and presents a logical process for understanding how banjo backup arrangements are developed. You'll learn to mix licks from the previous backup lessons to create your own interesting and effective backup arrangements. This lesson includes 9 MP3 practice tracks and a 13 page PDF file with licks, complete arrangements and blank worksheets for creating your own customized backup.
Length: 26 minutes
Size: 120 mb
|Dueling Banjos||Will The Circle Be Unbroken|
|Ballad of Jed Clampett||I'll Fly Away Break 1|
|Rocky Top||Amazing Grace|
|Man of Constant Sorrow||Old Joe Clark|
|Sally Goodin (3)||Rollin' In My Sweet Baby's Arms|
|Whiskey Before Breakfast||Wildwood Flower|
|Soldier's Joy||John Hardy|
|9 Pound Hammer||Blackberry Blossom|