Banjo Lesson-Little Maggie

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

G-G-F-F

G-D-G-G

Here is the video you’ve waited for:

Know your bluegrass history, here is the Ralph Stanley recording, check it out!

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