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Banks Of The Ohio

Alfred Scoggins (5185) · [archive]
Style: Bluegrass · Level: Beginner · Tempo: 80
Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

This lesson is about Carter-style picking, from scratch to advanced level. The Carter style was made popular by the Carter family, especially Maybelle Carter who played her leads and solos this way.

I'm using the old tune 'Banks of the Ohio' as a vehicle for this, although there are many tunes one could choose.

Basically, Carter-style is about playing the melody in the bass whilst strumming the chords at the same time.

There's an MP3 I've done to go with this lesson:

http://www.wholenote.com/mp108--Banks-Wildwood

Here's the basic tune for 'Banks of the Ohio' as it would sound if you mimicked the words.
Banks Of The Ohio