Your First Song!
Now that you've practiced your rolls and chords together, you're ready for your first bluegrass banjo song - Boil Them Cabbage Down!
For this song, you'll primarily be playing a forward roll pattern leading with the 2nd string. You'll continue with this roll pattern until the 4th measure, where you'll play a couple alternating thumb rolls followed by two pinches. Boil Them Cabbage Down is a great opportunity for you to put what you've been practicing into a song. Have fun!
Boil Them Cabbage Down Video Tutorial
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Play along with this tab to practice clarity of notes and work on switching chords. Remember, you can slow down or speed up the tab so if it is too fast for you at 50 bpm, don't be afraid to go even slower to get those chord transitions down.
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