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Getting started

Hello there...well I started about 2 weeks ago learning to play the banjo...been working on Round Peak rolls...and some normal bum ditty ....i set up my banjo with a fiberskyn head and some nylgut strings...not really knowing about Classic Banjo...i was heading towards fretless playing after hearing some wonderful music.

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Pip replied to Trapdoor2's discussion "Length'ning Shadows" by Alf Bell
"Thanks Marc, It is a pretty one ... the melody on the 3rd strings suits the Zither nicely :) Thanks for sharing"
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thereallyniceman replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"Thank you Jody. I din't know that you could slow down Youtube videos like that!  Very useful tip."
Friday
Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"He's definitely using the middle finger on the first string and then doing the snap to the next note before using the index on string 2.  If you click on the little gear icon in the lower right corner of a youtube screen you can slow down…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"I tried it last night...I prefer the snaps (which are my generic default anyway, seeing as how I play a lot of clawhammer and stroke style too). Don't forget the G harmonic on the 5th string, 17th fret? It sounds out very clearly."
Thursday
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"That's a good video - I like the fact they are playing at a moderate pace.  It's hard to tell whether a snap is used but I think a snap works well.  Jody's tip about thinking of the hand motion as a forward roll is also…"
Thursday
thereallyniceman replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"Hey Carrie, it looks like Eric Stefanelli uses a snap but I can't really see it clearly. What do you think? I tried Jody's reverse roll and that works fine when you get used to it too!"
Thursday
Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"Thinking in new ways helps me solve problems.  Sometimes that approach works for other people.  : -)"
Thursday
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"Thanks Jody - thinking of it as a forward/reverse roll may help me get over the 'index-first string' block. I've always liked this tune - it has a kind of lovely lilting flow to it when played well.  Hopefully I will be able to…"
Wednesday
Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"The first three notes of the measure are a long G, a short F, and E at the start of the triplet. If you play the G with the thumb and then  the F on the first string it is natural to want to play the F with the middle because the middle is…"
Wednesday
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"Hi Ian - I just tried that on the banjo and it was a lot easier than trying to use the index.  Thanks for the tip!"
Wednesday
Trapdoor2 replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"Of course, it is the tune that is king. Many, many people have successfully recorded techniques ranging from merely awkward to totally crazy. As long as the tune is coming out properly... Still, I think it best to avoid awkward moves if at all…"
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thereallyniceman replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"From the seventh note F :   What I do is to play the 1st string F note (fretted with the 4th finger of the left hand), then snap the 4th finger off to sound the E. The C and the open G of the triplet are the same as they are in the first…"
Wednesday
carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"Thanks Marc - yes, it would involve following with the thumb on the second string (I wouldn't play it with the middle as this is too awkward).  Perhaps I should 'train it out' like you suggest and start with index.  I just…"
Wednesday
Trapdoor2 replied to carrie horgan's discussion Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)
"Hmmm. Starting with the middle finger causes you to cross over the thumb with the index to reach the lowest note. That is almost always awkward. Starting with the index removes that issue. Sometimes it is the only way to get there...but in this…"
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Alternate picking (Queen of the Burlesque)

Hello - just asking for help on alternate picking in Queen of the Burlesque. In the first measure, there are two triplets and I am finding the fingering difficult on the second one.  The section I am finding difficult starts on the seventh note:  F…See More
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"Brilliant, really enjoyed that - and nice to hear the second part!"
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