Watch the The Chop online guitar lesson by Ben Wright from Bluegrass Banjo for Guitar Players

Backup technique is often neglected in the beginning of learning banjo. The chop is really easy and you can start playing along with people immediately after you've learned it and a few chords. We go over a variation of the chop and how to make it a little bit more fun. Even though this is a fairly simple technique, it will be something you're comfortable playing in a wide variety of situations.

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