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Once in a while Gus would throw a lick into the song to dress things up. It's usually something along the lines of the example below.
Try mixing that into "Minglewood Blues" and see what you can come up with. Keep in mind that you don't have to fingerpick this tune. Go ahead and see what happens when you use the frailing strum.
Have some fun mixing up the ideas in this chapter. See what you can come up with. You might wind up inventing a new style of banjo!






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