Join Tony Trischka for an in-depth discussion in this video Backward-alternating thumb roll: Part 2, part of Banjo Lessons: 4 Improvisation and Melodic Styles.
- So we've been working with the…first three strings and then the first four strings.…Now we're gonna go to the second, third, and fourth strings.…Doing a little more of an inside thing…and then out to the fifth string.…Kind of moving the whole thing over by one string.…(playing chords on the banjo)…So you have the middle on the second string…the kind of inside roll thing…and then the thumb on the fourth string,…index on the third, thumb on the fifth.…(playing chords on the banjo)…So you've got four of those there,…just do that little bit with a metronome,…just to make sure you got that nice in your fingers…and then here's a little a-toody kind of…bluesy thing I came up with, using this roll.…
(playing melody on the banjo)…So basically you're using the interval of a sixth…and go to the sixth zone in the lessons…for a little more instruction on that, if you need it.…
Because the open fourth and open second string…gives you the interval of a sixth.…If you count the first note, one, two, three,…four, five, six, in G, there it is.…
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- Playing melodic-style scale patterns
- Playing single-string scales
- Using the backward-alternating thumb roll technique
- Advanced scale techniques