A Few Suggestions
Here's a few things you might want to check out next
If you are digging the soulful sound of this Bill Withers tune, we have a few more you might enjoy as well. HIT THE ROAD JACK, by Ray Charles, is a great number. It's super bluesy, a ton of fun, and works great on banjo. SITTIN' ON THE DOCK OF THE BAY, by Otis Redding, is another great tune. It's a soul classic. This one has some unique chord changes. It also works great, and is a lot of fun, on banjo. WHEN THE SAINTS GO MARCHING IN is a really good one to check out. This one starts you out by learning the basic melody. That's always important. The other two arrangements for that song build on the melody. The 2nd arrangement adds some rolls and fill ins, and the 3rd is a full fledged Scruggs Style interpretation. GENTLE ON MY MIND, by Glen Campbell, is not a soul song. It is a beautiful song. It has a soothing sound, and is oh so smooth. The backup for that tune is just as fun as the lead - maybe more so. Be sure to check that out. Lastly, if you are still interested in building more backup chops, check out the UP THE NECK BACKUP course. Now that you know all the different inversion shapes, that course will make a lot more sense. You'll notice the chord shapes and inversions that are being used to get all those great backup sounds.
Hopefully, that'll be more than enough to keep you busy, inspired, and pickin' for a while. Stay tuned, and keep pickin' :)