Tony teaches an original song he titled, “The Danny Thomas.” It’s a bit tricky but can be really fun to play. You’ll learn a combination of roll patterns and challenges for both the right and left hand as you analyze this great advanced banjo tune.
("The Danny Thomas" by Tony Trishka)…- There is one called "The Danny Thomas."…Why it's called "The Danny Thomas," I have no idea.…
Yes, I wrote the tune,…but I still don't know why it's called "The Danny Thomas."…And it's a tune that appears on my "Great Big World" album,…and some of you have been asking for me to do…some of my music, and so I figured I would do this one.…It's one of the favorite tunes I've written,…that I enjoy playing.…It's a little tricky,…but it starts with a fiddle tune, basically.…(lighthearted banjo)…And on the original recording, it's played in time…with fiddles and bass and guitar and the whole thing.…In this case, you could play it just more freely.…
(lighthearted banjo)…In ra-ba-doh style.…As they would say, just kind of free flowing time.…Or you could do it in time.…(lighthearted banjo) So I'm kinda sliding…second to the first string at the tenth fret.…(lighthearted banjo) And then the same thing…on the second string.…(lighthearted banjo) And then...…(lighthearted banjo)…And I'm using the index, ring, open, index, open,…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Playing melodic-style scale patterns
- Playing single-string scales
- Using the backward-alternating thumb roll technique
- Advanced scale techniques