Searching for Little Sadie

Searching for Little Sadie

SEARCHING FOR LITTLE SADIE STORY OF A SONG 7 When I began my bluegrass banjo journey as an innocent pre-teen, I remember coming across a little ditty called “Little Sadie”. I had recently bought a Doc Watson record (yes, we all listened to vinyl back...
Demystifying the Alternate-String Pluck

Demystifying the Alternate-String Pluck

Demystifying the Alternate-string Pluck SKILLS 7 In my years teaching clawhammer banjo, I’ve found that once students have mastered some of the more basic mechanics (i.e. bum-ditty, pull-offs, slides, hammer-ons, simple chords, drop-thumb,  rhythm fundamentals),...