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. In this Part 2 lesson, Tony will expand up the neck to show you some variations.
- So now let's talk about an up-the-neck break,…and we'll use a lot of the same kind of techniques…and concepts for you know,…three quarter notes,…two forward rolls, two backward rolls,…that sort of a thing.…I'm going to play the up-the-neck break for you…right now, and we'll break that down.…(banjo twanging)…Then you can go right back into the…down-the-neck break.…
So, as happens a lot of the time when you're up the neck,…you're kind of working out of a D position,…G chord.…Here's your D cord, and you're just moving it up here to G,…with the pinky on the nine in front of the first.…Middle on the eighth, front of the second.…The index will sometimes come down to the seventh…fret of the first,…the ring will sometimes come to the ninth fret…of the third,…the index will sometimes be on the seventh fret…of the third,…but you're basically working with a pivot point…of the eighth fret of the second string…with the middle finger.…So again, you go,…(banjo twanging)…three quarter notes to start off for the melody.…
♫ Down in the valley…
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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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