Continuing on the path of training the ears, in this lesson Tony teaches methods for finding the melody in a song using the tune "When the Saints Go Marching In" as an example.
- So in this case,…♫ O when the saints…Even though you have the fifth string,…and that's not a melody note,…it just kind of flows in there.…And your ear hopefully is drawn…to the second and first strings.…Which are the melody note.…♫ Oh when…Repeats.…Now just all quarter notes.…But instead of just going...…♫ Saints go marching…These are measures six and seven.…I'm throwing a fifth string in,…just to fill the space a little bit.…
♫ Saints go marching in…And the melody is on the second fret of the third string.…And I'm just using a forward backward roll,…to fill the space.…(snippet of banjo music)…And then I hit the low note,…the low D note on the open fourth string.…'Cause it's such a nice rich note.…(snippet of banjo music)…Fifth string to fill.…♫ Oh how I want…Another roll, another forward roll.…♫ Want…And I've got the melody note on the third string there.…
This is measure 10.…♫ Want to…And I'm finishing measure 10 with a pinch.…With the index and middle.…You don't want to use the thumb,…you don't want to double the thumb, because...…
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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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