Zoom Jams with Murphy and Casey

Casey and Murphy Henry will lead you through the tunes from the Murphy Method's New Beginning Banjo videos, as well as a selection of singing songs good for improvising on. (The perfect place to use those roly polys!) While playing along at home you can join in on the lead as well as the vamping. We will have two banjos on the instrumentals, so you'll always have someone to play in unison with. On the singing songs we will have a guitar and a banjo, so you can play lead along with the banjo during the breaks, and vamp during the singing. Sessions will be live on Zoom and you will get a link to download the video file afterwards, so it is not necessary to attend live.

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Slow Slow Jam - $20
August 6th, 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)

Tempos will be slow! Appropriate for all beginners who know the songs from New Beginning Banjo 1. We may use some of the songs on New Beginning Banjo 2, as well as easy singing songs to roly poly to.

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Intermediate Slow Jam - $20
August 13th, 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Time)

Tempos will be somewhat faster! We will use some of the tunes from New Beginning Banjo 1 as warmups. We will venture into the tunes from New Beginning Banjo 2 and 3. We will do singing songs for you to improvise to that have harder chord progressions, maybe "off" chords, and quite possibly be in the keys of A or C.

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Song List:

We may not do all of these in both sessions, but they are all fair game!

  • Banjo In The Hollow
  • Boil Them Cabbage Down
  • Cripple Creek
  • Cumberland Gap
  • Blue Ridge Cabin Home
  • Foggy Mountain Breakdown (low and/or high breaks)
  • I Saw The Light
  • Bury Me Beneath The Willow
  • Do Lord
  • John Hardy
  • Old Joe Clark
  • Lonesome Road Blues
  • Roll In My Sweet Baby's Arms
  • Salt Creek
  • Plus a selection of singing songs good to improvise on (use those roly polys!)

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