3/4 time, also commonly known as "waltz time" has a different feel and swing to 4/4 time which we have been working in up to this point. Tony teaches the traditional folk ballad "Down in the Valley" which was written in waltz time. This will get you comfortable playing in this time signature and getting used to the triplet feel.
(banjo music)…- Alright, "Down in the Valley."…Now, I've chosen this tune, it's an old folk song…that I grew up with for sure,…and I'm sure many of you have also.…The reason I'm doing this is I want to start talking…about three-four time.…Everything thus far has been,…and almost the entire site with a few exceptions,…is in two-four time.…
But basically, three-four time is just three quarter notes,…which is the three and the four,…three quarter notes per measure.…So I'm gonna just,…before we get into playing the actual tune,…I'm just gonna give you some little exercises,…some rolls to work with to help you…get into the mood of the three-four time.…The first thing that you can just do…is do three quarter notes by going--…(banjo music)…Hit the third string, as a quarter note.…Pinch the outside strings,…the fifth and the first strings,…and hit them twice.…
So it's one two three, two two three,…one two three.…Just hit that, or you can go to the fourth string.…Or the second string.…Just get the feel of it, one two three,…one two three.…
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- Separating notes
- Playing with others
- Using the capo
- Playing hammer-ons and pull-offs
- Playing variations on classic tunes
- Minding your posture
- Training your ear
- Building speed
Skill Level Beginner
1. Playing with Others
2. Basic Embellishments
3. Variations on Basic Tunes
4. Posture and Ear Training
5. Playing Up the Neck and Building Speed
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