Some Old Day - Verse

Backup!

It's called backup for a reason. When the lead singer steps up to the mic, it's their turn to lead. It's your turn to backup. Backup your volume, back off the fancy licks, and support what the singer does. We want to draw the interest to them. We also do not want to play anything too boring. It's a fine line to walk. Listen to great banjo players often to hear how it's done.

There is several standard riffs and techniques used here. In measure 1 there is a very cool riff that walks into the C chord. Measure 3 has some cool syncopation within a standard chord roll up the neck. Measure 4 has a common blues fill riff, and then there is that standard pentatonic filler riff in measures 5, 6, and 8.

Verse Backup

Unlock your creativity,
mix licks, be original.
Start 30 Day Free Trial Download on AppStore
Try it for free, cancel anytime.
Mix your song variations
Interactive tablature
Any speed backing tracks
Train your ears
Video lessons
Desktop & Mobile
30 Day Free Trial
Make practicing fun with interactive tablature.
Download on AppStore
Try it for free, cancel anytime.