This lesson deals with a topic Tony deems as extremely important to your overall sound and something he learned from J.D. Crowe. Tony will discuss and demonstrate the different tendencies to accent and highlight certain notes in roll patterns and general playing to help you target the notes you want to emphasize in your playing.
- Another aspect of the separation of notes,…and I'll be talking about this as I go on,…is sometimes rather than letting a note ring across,…and let's use The Watermill…that we just played as an example,…Let's take the B part of the Watermill.…We'll take the second ending of the A part…and go into the B part, where it goes…(banjo picking)…When we get to the ten…(banjo picking)…rather than just holding it down,…(banjo picking)…I let go each time.…
(banjo picking)…It punctuates a little bit more,…it gives a little more definition,…the separation of notes.…They're not separated when you go…(banjo picking)…But it's…(banjo picking)…When you're playing eighth notes,…it's a little bit harder to do.…But I do it there a little bit too.…(banjo picking)…Just to make them jump out at you a little bit more,…instead of going,…(banjo picking)…I'm going,…(banjo picking)…Just quickly letting go.…(banjo picking)…Separation of notes.…
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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