This is a FREE banjo lesson on the old standard “Little Maggie.” Ralph Stanley was one of the bluegrass artists that made this song popular.
The arrangement only uses a few rolls and the left-hand is easy enough for beginners to follow. You’ll need your forward-roll, alternating-thumb roll, and forward-reverse rolls to tackle this.
At the end of the video, I demonstrate some backup possibilities using vamping and rolls. I’ll go over this more in detail later.
The form is 8 bars and repeats over and over; there is no B section. It’s all one big A section with different lyrics each time. Here is the form
Here is the video you’ve waited for:
Know your bluegrass history, here is the Ralph Stanley recording, check it out!