Man it's hard to play double-stops when they're sixteenth notes. Quarter notes, sure; eighth notes, yeah; but sixteenth notes; man, that's a lot of repeated strikes on the string with the same fingers.

I'm thinking of tunes like Smokey Mokes, B part, fourth measure. Basic first position C chord with the left hand, but the right hand has to strike both strings several times in a row as sixteenth notes.

My first (lazy) inclination is to just hit one of the notes. But it just doesn't sound right.

This is such a great tune, and it frustrates me that I can't insert it into my line-up, just because of a few measures.

Maybe I need to heed FBC's advice, and start workin' my butt off until I master it.

It just seems almost impossible.

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It is an awesome tune, for sure, Carl. My 'blind take' on those notes would be to take them with my thumb and middle rather than with index & middle...much easier as a "pinch", at least for me.

I'd work on this one with you but I'm trying to practice up for Febuary and need to stick with the numbers I've chosen for a while.

===Marc
I am not familiar with Smokey Mokes but I recognize the problem ;-) Where can I find this "challenging" piece?
From other tunes I have found that there are problems (for me) with both the right hand fingering and the left hand fingering. Sometimes I think I have more problems with the left hand than with the right hand.
Jan, "Smokey Mokes" is available as a Tabledit file back in the yahoo Classic Banjo group. I can't seem to figure out how to upload files to this site yet. Alternatively, I can email it to you...or if you can't use Tabledit, I can convert it to .pdf. ===Marc
Thanks Marc, I got it from the yahoo group.

Trapdoor2 said:
Jan, "Smokey Mokes" is available as a Tabledit file back in the yahoo Classic Banjo group. I can't seem to figure out how to upload files to this site yet. Alternatively, I can email it to you...or if you can't use Tabledit, I can convert it to .pdf. ===Marc

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