Down The Road – HD video + Tablature

Learn how to play “Down The Road”. This video banjo lesson will walk you through all the technical licks of Down The Road. You’ll want to start adding some of these licks to your other banjo tunes. They are very versatile.

Enjoy the 2,3,2 hammer pulloff at the end!

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25 Comments

  • dannyfoster

    2013

    Ryan,the tabs are great, I have used them recently on “Down the Road” and I have made much better progress. I travel a lot for business and can’t my banjo with me,so your lesson are helpful when on the road and helps me to memorize tabs that I can apply when I get back home. Thanks for the tabs, hope to see them in the future!!

    Danny

  • Ryan

    2013

    Thanks Carl, we are working on more tabs right now. Hope to have them up soon. Thanks for the tip. Take care, Ryan

  • carl3469

    2013

    Tabs is the way to go I subscribe to other sites too that use tabs and its great you can walk away from the computer, laptop, ipad whatever and practice measure by measure any where. It’s a great site your a great teacher Ryan just keep the tabs coming.

  • Brett

    2012

    Tabs are a great option. We can still learn by ear, but tabs help clarify some of the tuff areas. Thanks Ryan and keep up the great job.

  • Ryan

    2012

    My advise would be to stop playing the d7 and start playing a “D” chord. just put your index finger on the 2nd fret of 3rd string and your ring finger on the 4th fret of 4th string. This should work much better. Thanks, Ryan

  • Ryan

    2012

    Sure Larry, you can click here to see 5 different video lessons that we have created. Let me know what you think. Thanks, Ryan

  • raverys12

    2012

    Ryan, Thanks for adding the tab for the last tune. Appreciate it. You do a pretty good job of demonstrating via the video, but sometimes its just tough to see what is happening. It would be nice to see more tab … thanks again for your site and the hard work … later ,Bob Avery
    raverys12@msn.com

  • Larry Idle

    2012

    I am a beginner, know very little. Have learned the cords but have trouble with D7. The finger on D7 rubes up againse the next string, causing a dull sound on that string.
    Is there aany advise that anyone has on how to prevent this problem?

  • Larry Idle

    2012

    I am not sure if my computer will download the lesson fast enough. Can I try one lesson to see how it works? If satisfied I will join.

  • Ryan

    2012

    Thanks Graham, glad to hear that you are liking the tablature. We may leave the standard music notation above the tab simply because some of the members only learn by standard notation. Just want to make it useful for everyone. Send us a video sometime of your progress. Thanks, Ryan

  • Ryan

    2012

    Thanks Ian, We are planning to create tab for every new lesson from here on out. Keep us posted on your progress. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • ianstrain

    2012

    Great, the tab make it so much quicker for me, to grasp what the video is showing.
    It still takes the practice time to get it down, there’s no way round that.
    Much appreciated.

  • ozzy

    2012

    Hi Ryan,
    My vote is , the tab is a good thing, I can print it off and when I’m away from a pc I can refresh my memory if need be.
    Not to fussed on the music above the tab though.
    Thanks keep em coming.
    Graham

  • Ryan

    2012

    Porter, you’ll just have to be logged in to view the tab. It’s a simple pdf file that’s very quick to download once you’ve logged in to the member’s area; however you can not access it if you’re not logged in. Thanks so much. Ryan

  • Ryan

    2012

    Thanks so much Bryan. We love having you on the site as a member. Keep us posted on your progress. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Porter

    2012

    Hi Ryan, I like your weekly lessons. I could not however,access the tab to” down the road.” I am a lifetime member. Please advise. Thanks Jim

  • BryanWB

    2012

    Hi Ryan! Putting tablature up is a great idea, it’s helping me so much more to take advantage of your superb lessons โ€“ you really do have a gift for passing on your knowledge, and I’m so pleased I took advantage, (a good while ago!) of signing up and becoming a member. Many thanks. Bryan, from Ivybridge in Devon, England, UK.

  • David

    2012

    Love the new style of and different ideas on pickin for todays lesson.

    I am not a fan of tablature as it lends itself to being more like a machine and learning something exactly as someone else may have improvised it. Tablature along with syncopation and feel are what make different players sound like different players.

    I like to see and hear different approaches to the same song. Lets face it, Sammy donโ€™t play Fireball mail like Earl and that is fantastic.

    For your beginners it might be a welcome idea so they can kinda get the idea of what you should do and where but for me, and I realize Iโ€™m just one guy, I donโ€™t care for it and never use it. Love improvisation.

    Thanks and keep up the good work.

  • Ronny

    2012

    Ryan, I think the addition of tablature is a good idea. Good luck Ronny.

  • Ryan

    2012

    Thanks Jack! Glad to know you like them. We are planning to add them to every lesson from here on out.

  • Ryan

    2012

    Thanks for the comment Paul on our teaching style. We are working hard to make the the best banjo lesson site online. I do hope you’ll sign up as a member. We’d love to have you and you’ll probably out live us all, by the way. Look forward to having you Paul. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Ryan

    2012

    Sean, thanks for the comment. I have looked through our member data and am not seeing you there by name or email address. Could you email me a copy of your PayPal receipt for your membership and I’ll get your login squared away for you. If you’re not a member yet then just click here to get signed up. You’ll see the lifetime membership at the bottom of the page. Thanks so much. Ryan

  • Paul Otto

    2012

    Ryan,

    I have been playing (with) the banjo on and off for over 30 years and I do everything wrong. I am impressed with your style of teaching and I am thinking of signing up for your lessons. At my age (69) things do not happen very fast but I still have good agility in my hands and I enjoy playing the banjo and mandolin. My biggest disappointment is I have no one to play with since my two sons , guitar players, moved away. Is the lifetime membership any less expensive when you’re as old as I am? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jack

    2012

    Absolutely ….. Keep the tabs coming!!

  • Sean Warner

    2012

    hey, I am clearly a member as I receive your weekly videos, however, I am not able to log in to the membership site. I wanted to get the tabs, so am looking for help in logging in and getting tabs.

    Thanks
    Sean Warner
    swarner414@gmail.com

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