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Lick of the Week

Banjo Video Lessons by John Boulding

This reference list has been compiled by Jack Suter of JSuterGraphix.com,
(AKA Banjo Hangout member JackJack) with permission from John Boulding.
If you should discover any broken links, be sure to let me know. Thanks!

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    Random Licks

  1. Scruggsy low position idea *
  2. A dissonant/modal combo idea *
  3. Licks based on fragmented positions *

    G Melodic

  4. A common melodic passage idea *
  5. A prevalent melodic idea with chromatic intervals *
  6. G major 16th note (2 note) melodic scale pathway*
  7. Very common melodic lick in B flat pentatonic (G blues) scale*

    C Melodic

  8. Lick Of The Week-July 13, 2008
    Intro C Melodic Licks
  9. Lick Of The Week-July 24, 2008
    More on the C scale melodic licks....
  10. Lick Of The Week-Aug 4, 2008
    Continuing the C melodic licks....
  11. Lick Of The Week-Aug 4, 2008
    Continuing the C melodic licks....Part 2

    D Melodic

  12. Lick Of The Week-Aug 11, 2008
    Starting the Melodic D series
  13. Lick Of The Week-Aug 18, 2008
    Continuing in the D Melodic ideas.
  14. Lick Of THe Week-Aug 24, 2008
    Continuing in D melodic.
    Two note D maj scale and suing the pathways covered to play St Anne's Reel
  15. Lick Of THe Week-Aug 24, 2008
    Part II D melodic/St Anne's Reel
  16. Lick Of THe Week-Sept 8, 2008
    Ending the D melodic series with some 4 note ideas
  17. Lick Of THe Week-Sept 8, 2008 Part II
    Using the scale in a fidlle tune setting-Whiskey Before Breakfast

    Single String

  18. Lick Of The Week-Sept 15, 2008
    An introduction to single string style...a 'primer', if you will.
    We'll use the G scale for the introduction.
  19. LOTW-Sept 15, 2008 Part II
    Continuing with the single string primer.
    Putting the scale to work and adding blues notes to create some lick ideas.
  20. LOTW-Sept 22, 2008
    Using Chromatic notes mixed with the G scale
    to produce nice single string ideas....
  21. LOTW-Sept 29, 2008
    C single string scale and ideas-primer
  22. LOTW-Oct 8, 2008
    Adding chromatic to the C maj scale in frets 1-5...
  23. LOTW-Oct 15, 2008
    Continuing the Cmaj single string primer.
    Mixing chromatic intervals with the scale tones to make licks...
  24. LOTW-Oct 20, 2008
    A primer for D major single string.
  25. LOTW-Oct 27, 2008
    Making single string licks in and around the D pos...
  26. Lick Of The Week-Nov 10, 2008
    Continuing the D single string vids.
    Adding chromatic intervals to make licks in the D pos area...

    Scruggs Foundational: Licks and Rolls

  27. Lick Of The Week-Nov 20, 2008
    Here's the first video for the LOTW dealing with Scruggs low pos licks/ideas.
    Here's some essential rolling vocabulary ideas....
  28. Lick Of The Week-Nov 24, 2008
    Continuing in the Scruggs 'foundational' low pos licks and fills.

    G Licks

  29. Lick Of The Week-Dec 2, 2008
    More on the Low pos 'G' ideas/licks in Scruggs style.
  30. Lick Of The Week-Dec 8, 2008
    Continuing in Scruggs low pos 'G' foundation licks/fills.
  31. Lick Of The Week-Dec 15, 2008
    More Scruggs low pos ideas/fills/licks...

    C Licks

  32. Lick Of The Week-Dec 23, 2008
    Starting the 'C' low position Scruggs foundation...
  33. Lick Of The Week-Dec 28, 2008
    More on low position Scruggs "C" fills and ideas...
  34. Lick Of The Week-January 5, 2009
    The next vid in the low pos Scruggs ideas for 'C'...
  35. Lick Of The Week-January 11, 2009
    Concluding the Low pos C fill/Lick ideas for Scruggs style...

    D Licks

  36. Lick Of The Week-January 19, 2009
    Starting the "D" licks and fill ideas for Scruggs, in the low positions...
  37. Lick Of The Week-January 26, 2009
    More "D" position Scruggs ideas.
  38. Lick Of The Week-February 7, 2009
    Finishing up the basic Scrugggs low pos "D" series.

    Scruggs Foundational: Backup

  39. Lick Of The Week-February 15, 2009
    Beginning a series on foundational Scruggs backup ideas. Here's an overview of Basic Vamping...
  40. Lick Of The Week-February 20, 2009
    Continuing in the backup videos. Vamping Part 2...
  41. Lick Of The Week-February 27, 2009
    Adding a couple new 'twists' to the Vamp patterns. Vamping Part 3...
  42. Lick Of The Week-March 5, 2009
    Scruggs backup ideas- the "boogie Woogie" idea.
  43. Lick Of The Week-March 12, 2009
    Adding to the 'boogie' idea and moving into shape '2' for ideas.
  44. Lick Of The Week-March 19, 2009
    Scruggs backup ideas continued...moving from the '2' shape into the '3'.
  45. Lick Of The Week-March 25, 2009
    Working on common variations for the two finger backup pattern.
  46. Lick Of The Week April 1, 2009
    Concluding the vids for basic and essential Scruggs backup licks
  47. Lick Of The Week April 8, 2009
    Using the backup ideas in the context of a tune.. Part 1
  48. Lick Of The Week April 8, 2009
    Using the backup ideas in the context of a tune.. Part 2

    Blues and Scruggs Style

  49. Lick Of The Week April 15, 2009
    Beginning a series on Blues and Scruggs style....
  50. Lick Of The Week April 23, 2009
    Continuing in the blues ideas in Scruggs style...JD Licks
  51. Lick Of The Week April 30, 2009
    Adding some single string movement to the position/shape..
  52. Lick Of The Week May 8, 2009
    Scruggs style blues,working out of the barre position...
  53. Lick Of The Week May 14, 2009
    Finishing up the basic ideas for bluesy Scruggs...

    Chords

  54. Lick Of The Week May 18, 2009
    Beginning the study of the 3 chord shapes. Part 1
  55. Lick Of The Week May 18, 2009
    Beginning the study of the 3 chord shapes. Part 2
  56. Lick Of The Week May 25, 2009
    Minors and 7ths. Part 1
  57. Lick Of The Week May 25, 2009
    Minors and 7ths. Part 2

    Beginngs and Endings

  58. Lick Of The Week June 5, 2009
    A few classic Scruggs style intros/kick-offs
  59. Lick Of The Week June 8, 2009
    Standard Scruggs style endings

    Alternate Tunings

  60. Lick Of The Week June 16, 2009
    Drop C Tuning
  61. Lick Of The Week June 22, 2009
    D Tuning Basics Part 1
  62. Lick Of The Week June 22, 2009
    D Tuning Basics Part 2
  63. Lick Of The Week July 7, 2009
    D Tuners Part 1
  64. Lick Of The Week July 16, 2009
    D Tuners Part 2

    Tremelo Series

  65. Lick Of The Week July 24, 2009
    Tremelo Part 1: Looking at playing slower tempo material with tremelo.
  66. Lick Of The Week July 27, 2009
    Tremelo Part 2: Adding some suspended ideas to the pattern
  67. Lick Of The Week August 9, 2009
    Tremelo Part 3: Adding some other chord extension ideas to the patterns.
  68. Lick Of The Week August 14, 2009
    Tremelo Part 4: Using Amazing Grace as an example tune.

    Building Solos in Scruggs Style

  69. Lick Of The Week August 18, 2009
    Part 1: Identifying melody and chord structure
  70. Lick Of The Week August 28, 2009
    Part 2: Adding rolls and ornaments to the melody line
  71. Lick Of The Week September 1, 2009
    Part 3: Adding standard Scruggs licks

    "Formating" or "Job" of the Banjo throughout a Tune:
    Worried Man Blues

  72. Lick Of The Week September 8, 2009
    Part 1: Introduction - The kick-off and fills before the vocalist sings.
  73. Lick Of The Week September 16, 2009
    Part 2: Backup - Supporting the other members as they are playing
    "active backup" behind the singer.
  74. Lick Of The Week September 30, 2009
    Part 3: Backup - Conclusion. Playing behind the guitar, last solo, and ending.

    Using a Metronome

  75. Lick Of The Week February 3, 2009
    Counting in time, playing rolls, licks, etc with the metronome.

    Triplets

  76. Lick Of The Week October 15, 2009
    Part 1: Establishing the basic idea of the triplet.
  77. Lick Of The Week October 19, 2009
    Part 2: Looking at stylistic ideas for triplets.

    Advanced String Bending

  78. Lick Of The Week October 30, 2009
    Part 1: G Major 6th Pedal Steel guitar bend using the "D" (#2) chord shape formation.
  79. Lick Of The Week November 4, 2009
    Part 2: D Major Pedal Steel guitar bend, using the "F" (#1) chord shape formation.
  80. Lick Of The Week November 10, 2009
    Part 3: Suspended half-step bends using the "F" (#1) and "D" (#2) chord shape formations
    (example song Last Train To Clarksville), and barred chord bends.

    Outtakes

  81. Lick Of The Week November 16, 2009
    Reggea Techniques Part 1: Using The Police song Roxanne as an example, we explore
    using a drum machine and feeling the vibe with the help of an original reggea outfit.

    Understanding Keys

  82. Lick Of The Week December 12, 2009
    Part 1: Chord Progression in the key of G, using Nine Pound Hammer as an example.
  83. Lick Of The Week December 16, 2009
    Part 2: Moving from the key of G to D, using Nine Pound Hammer as an example.
  84. Lick Of The Week December 28, 2009
    Part 3: Adding the minor.

    Scruggs Style Single String

  85. Lick Of The Week January 4, 2010
    Part 1: Hi Reg Single String
  86. Lick Of The Week January 12, 2010
    Part 2: Single String Variations
  87. Lick Of The Week January 20, 2010
    Part 3: Transposing Hi Reg Idea

    Understanding the Minor Key

  88. Lick Of The Week March 22, 2010
    Part 1: Minor keys
  89. Lick Of The Week March 29, 2010
    Part 2a: Minor keys
  90. Lick Of The Week April 7, 2010
    Part 2b: Minor keys
  91. Lick Of The Week April 12, 2010
    Part 3: Minor keys
  92. Lick Of The Week April 20, 2010
    Part 4: Minor keys
  93. Lick Of The Week April 25, 2010
    Part 5: Using the Am scale to solo
  94. Lick Of The Week May 3, 2010
    Part 6: Jerusalem's Ridge Part A solo
  95. Lick Of The Week May 11, 2010
    Part 6b: Jerusalem's Ridge Part B solo
  96. Lick Of The Week May 27, 2010
    Part 6c: Conclusion of Jerusalem's Ridge Part C solo

    Understanding the Capo

  97. Lick Of The Week September 8, 2010
    Part 1: The capo
  98. Lick Of The Week September 10, 2010
    Part 2: The capo in the key of D
  99. Lick Of The Week September 13, 2010
    Part 3: The capo in the keys of E and F

    Music Theory Application for the Banjo

  100. Lick Of The Week October 17, 2010
    Part 1: The 12 Notes
  101. Lick Of The Week October 18, 2010
    Part 2: Application
  102. Lick Of The Week October 21, 2010
    Part 3: Adding Whole Steps
  103. Lick Of The Week October 21, 2010
    Part 4: Exploring Major Scales
  104. Lick Of The Week October 26, 2010
    Part 5: Exploring Scale Pathways
  105. Lick Of The Week October 26, 2010
    Part 6: Exploring Pentatonic Scales
  106. Lick Of The Week November 2, 2010
    Part 7: Aeolian/Relative Minor Scales
  107. Lick Of The Week November 8, 2010
    Part 8: Modes Introduction
  108. Lick Of The Week November 21, 2010
    Part 9a: Modes and soloing using G major as an example
  109. Lick Of The Week November 21, 2010
    Part 9b: Conclusion of modes and soloing using G major as an example
  110. Lick Of The Week Dec 2, 2010
    Part 9c: Modes in C major
  111. Lick Of The Week Dec 5, 2010
    Part 9d: Modes in D major

    Beginning Banjo

  112. Lick Of The Week Februray 4, 2011
    Part 1: Basic Rolls
  113. Lick Of The Week Februray 4, 2011
    Part 2: Timing with a Metronome
  114. Lick Of The Week Februray 10, 2011
    Part 3 Ornaments: Slides
  115. Lick Of The Week Februray 15, 2011
    Part 4 Ornaments: Hammer Ons
  116. Lick Of The Week Februray 23, 2011
    Part 5 Ornaments: Push Offs
  117. Lick Of The Week Februray 28, 2011
    Part 6 Ornaments: Chokes
  118. Lick Of The Week March 7, 2011
    Part 7 Ornaments: Conclusion

    Understanding Licks

  119. Lick Of The Week March 23, 2011
    Part 1: What is a Lick?
  120. Lick Of The Week March 24, 2011
    Part 2: Licks as "Filler"
  121. Lick Of The Week March 28, 2011
    Part 3: Substituting Licks
  122. Lick Of The Week May 2, 2011
    Part 4 (conclusion): Improvising with licks

    Partial Chord Positions

  123. Lick Of The Week May 9, 2011
    Part 1: The F Shape
  124. Lick Of The Week May 17, 2011
    Part 2: The D Shape
  125. Lick Of The Week May 23, 2011
    Part 3: The Barre

    Chromatics

  126. Lick Of The Week June 30, 2011
    Part 1: Understanding Chromatics
  127. Lick Of The Week July 12, 2011
    Part 2: Melodic Positioning
  128. Lick Of The Week August 16, 2011
    Part 3: Moving Up The Neck
  129. Lick Of The Week August 29, 2011
    Part 4: Chromatics Conclusion

    Waltz Time

  130. Lick Of The Week September 13, 2011
    Part 1: Feeling the Pulse
  131. Lick Of The Week September 19, 2011
    Part 2: Adding the left hand. Using the song "Before I met You" as an example.
  132. Lick Of The Week September 27, 2011
    Part 3: Backup

    Double Stops

  133. Lick Of The Week Febuary 21, 2012
    Part 1: Double Stops
  134. Lick Of The Week February 27, 2012
    Part 2: Double Stops
  135. Lick Of The Week March 16, 2012
    Part 3: Double Stops Conclusion

    Up The Neck

  136. Lick Of The Week August 17, 2012
    Part 1: Exploring Up The Neck
  137. Lick Of The Week August 22, 2012
    Part 2: Exploring Up The Neck
  138. Lick Of The Week August 27, 2012
    Part 3: Exploring Up The Neck

    Revisiting the Classics

  139. Lick Of The Week September 4, 2012
    Gold Rush: Part A
  140. Lick Of The Week September 10, 2012
    Gold Rush: Part B
  141. Lick Of The Week September 16, 2012
    Bill Cheathum: Part A
  142. Lick Of The Week September 25, 2012
    Bill Cheathum: Part B
  143. Lick Of The Week October 2, 2012
    Salt Creek: Part A
  144. Lick Of The Week October 8, 2012
    Salt Creek: Part B
  145. Lick Of The Week October 18, 2012
    Sally Gooden
  146. Lick Of The Week October 25, 2012
    Reuben (D Tuning): Part A (Low Breaks )
  147. Lick Of The Week October 25, 2012
    Reuben (D Tuning): Part B (High Solo Breaks )
  148. Lick Of The Week November 15, 2012
    Home Sweet Home: Part A
  149. Lick Of The Week November 19, 2012
    Home Sweet Home: Part B
  150. Lick Of The Week November 28, 2012
    John Hardy
  151. Lick Of The Week December 5, 2012
    John Hardy: Up the neck solo
  152. Lick Of The Week December 11, 2012
    Pike County Breakdown

    Transition Licks and Ideas

  153. Lick Of The Week January 23, 2013
    Transition Licks: Part 1
  154. Lick Of The Week January 26, 2013
    Transition Licks: Part 2
  155. Lick Of The Week February 7, 2013
    Transition Licks: Part 3
  156. Lick Of The Week February 22, 2013
    Transition Licks: Part 4
  157. Lick Of The Week February 26, 2013
    Transition Licks: Part 5

    Chord Groupings

  158. Lick Of The Week March 19, 2013
    Chord Groupings: Part 1 - F, D, and Barre Groupings
  159. Lick Of The Week March 25, 2013
    Chord Groupings: Part 2 - Adding the vi and VII
  160. Lick Of The Week March 25, 2013
    Chord Groupings: Part 3 - Adding the ii and iii
  161. Lick Of The Week April 4, 2013
    Chord Groupings: Part 4 - Modal substitute chords
  162. Lick Of The Week April 15, 2013
    Chord Groupings: Part 5 - Conclusion

    Pentatonic Scales

  163. Lick Of The Week April 23, 2013
    Pentatonic Template: Part 1 - Three Shape Outline
  164. Lick Of The Week April 29, 2013
    Pentatonic Template: Part 2 - Finding Melody
  165. Lick Of The Week May 8, 2013
    Pentatonic Template: Part 3 - Color Tones
  166. Lick Of The Week May 30, 2013
    Pentatonic Template: Part 4 - Minor Pentatonic: F Shape
  167. Lick Of The Week June 1, 2013
    Pentatonic Template: Part 5 - Minor Pentatonic: D Shape

    Playing Banjo & Singing

  168. Lick Of The Week June 27, 2013
    Playing Banjo & Singing: Part 1
  169. Lick Of The Week July 1, 2013
    Playing Banjo & Singing: Part 2
  170. Lick Of The Week July 10 2013
    Playing Banjo & Singing: Part 3