Join Tony Trischka for an in-depth discussion in this video Melodic scale patterns: Part 3, part of Banjo Lessons: 4 Improvisation and Melodic Styles.
- Okay, coming out of the A section.…(banjo music)…Now you're gonna do this little lead-in,…ring at the twelfth fret of the second,…thumb wrapped around the fifth string at the tenth fret.…The two note lead and then the downbeat.…(banjo music)…All these patterns, just rippling along.…And a lot of these old tunes, like Arkansas Traveler…and Sailor's Hornpipe and blackberry blossom…are based on scale patterns, at least parts of them.…
So you have the twelfth fret of the first string,…thumb wrapped around the tenth fret of the second.…I mean, You've already been doing this.…So, forward roll, and then add the index…on the 9th fret of the first,…middle on the tenth fret of the second,…still at the tenth fret of the fifth string with the thumb,…and then let go of the thumb, and two backward rolls,…slide the middle down to the seventh fret of the second,…ring on the seventh fret of the first,…and then keep that middle finger moving…down to the fifth fret of the second.…
And then add the ring on the seventh fret of the first,…
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- Playing melodic-style scale patterns
- Playing single-string scales
- Using the backward-alternating thumb roll technique
- Advanced scale techniques