There are many sounds possible on the banjo and as a player there are many techniques and ways of playing to alter and manipulate the tone that comes out of it. Tony will explain how this works and show you some great go-to ways to adjust your tone to best fit your sound goals.
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- [Tony] Okay, I want to focus in a little more…on tone specifically.…I've mentioned these things throughout already,…but I want to just kind of focus it in one place right now.…Tone is a hugely important thing.…And it's a very subjective thing.…Some people like to hear this really edgy kind of sound.…(edgy banjo music)…And some people like a mellower sound.…(mellow banjo music)…A little rounder sound.…Some people like kind of,…somewhere between the two.…(combination of edgy and mellow banjo music)…And as I mentioned before,…a lot of this has to do with right hand position.…
Some of it has to do with setup.…How tight your head is,…and I'll talk a little more about this later on.…Your tailpiece position,…this is your tailpiece back here.…How thick or thin your bridge is.…There are a lot of things that determine tone.…But let's just talk about right hand right now.…And again, I've mentioned most of these things before,…but just, to kind of really focus in on it right now.…Obviously, and we're just talking about this right now,…
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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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