BANJO LESSONS - by Bradley Laird
Combining The Roll & The Thumb-Pinch (MP3
In this exercise we will combine the two. Play this exercise over
and over until it is smooth. Notice that the thumb-pinch consists
of only two notes--but fills the same amount of time as the four
notes of the roll. The roll contains four eighth notes and the Thumb-Pinch
contains 2 quarter notes.
Another Roll & The Thumb-Pinch Exercise (MP3
In this exercise you will play the four note roll three times and then
the thumb-pinch lick.
Fretting a Note in the Roll (MP3
Here you will use the second finger of your left hand to fret the third
string just behind the second fret. Notice that the tablature shows
a number "2" on the third string. The rest of the notes are "open" and
are marked with zeros.
Don't worry! We'll be picking some actual banjo tunes very soon. We
are just building some basic technique to get you ready.
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