Try out Bach on the banjo

Try out Bach on the banjo

The arpeggiated chords in the prelude of Bach’s Cello Suite No. 1 are almost universally known. The technical demands of such a piece, however, are quite staggering.

Youtube user Greyson Leybourne, a Banjo instructor for the Music Academy of North Carolina, manages to give the impression of an effortless performance with just a hint of Bluegrass influence.

The Bach Cello Suite no.1  has been recorded several times on the banjo, and reactions are generally enthusiastic, with users praising how unexpected but surprisingly fitting the sound of such an instrument is.