To help really master the pull-off technique, Tony teaches another great etude to help you practice the technique musically. This etude can be sped up over time as you gain comfort in the patterns.
- Now we're going to move into a slightly different zone.…And these are just some pull-off etudes.…The first one's in the key of C.…(banjo chord)…And it sounds like this.…(cheerful banjo music)…So you're basically working out of a C chord here,…and I have the index finger down when I start,…so you have that sense of C.…
I pull two to zero, ring open.…And then I pull off that C note,…one to zero on the second string,…then I bring it back down, as I bring the middle…to the second fret of the third string,…let go, bring it back down.…And then bring the middle over to the second fret…of the fourth string as a quarter note.…(snippet of banjo music)…That's the first measure.…Then the second measure is just keeping the index down…on the first fret of the second string, forward roll.…To the fifth string, add the ring on the quarter note…first string, fifth string quarter note,…so the first two measures are...…
(snippet of banjo music)…And then you repeat that first measure…for the third measure.…(snippet of banjo music)…And then you play forward roll, open third,…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- 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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