Waggon Wheel

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.


Rock Me Mamma Like a Waggon Wheel you only need two left hand finger positions for this one, in fact you play the entire song on just two strings, the 2nd string and the 3rd string. To play along with the original record by Old Crow Medicine show put your capo on the second fret and the first four notes are played on the second string. Work it out for yourself and get great feeling of satisfaction!

In the Banjo Academy I will show you how to play the four chords you need to accompany someone else or jam this song, plus some simple right hand patterns.

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Page updated 23rd December 2018