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Play an Easy Song on the Banjo

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Left hand fingering positions for the notes e, a, c and e' played in first position on the five string banjo.


This is such a well known song, everybody likes to join in with the chorus! We’re playing it here in G, and for most people that’s a good key to sing in but John Denver originally recorded it in A, so you will need a capo on the 2nd fret to play along with him.

In the Banjo Academy you will find a version in G you can play along to without needing a capo, plus two videos teaching the verse and chorus parts separately, plus five more videos showing you how to play the chords G, C, D and Em.

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Page updated 23rd December 2018