In this lesson Tony applies the Osborne Roll to the old time Appalachian fiddle and banjo tune "Cluck Old Hen." This will give you another tune in your repertoire to practice your rolls and right hand dexterity with.
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- Part B, now we're gonna go to the roll with no name.…And again, I showed you two, but you're only…gonna need to worry about the second roll with no name.…And not worry about it, but just have it under your fingers.…And again, that's line three, in the first two measures…where you're hitting the open third, then the forward roll,…thumb on the fourth, index on the third,…middle on the first.…And what you're doing here is...…So that roll is open third, put the ring…on the third fret of the fourth string,…and then let go of it right away.…
But don't be too clipped about it, like that.…But just let it ring out the length of that eighth note,…and as you hit the open third string, let go of it.…And then the first.…So it's the third string, then the forward roll,…thumb on the fourth string, index on the third,…middle on the first.…Letting go of that ring finger as soon…as you go into the forward roll, as soon…as you hit that open third string.…And then here's that same choke, or bend…that you had at the end of part A.…
Note: This course was recorded and produced by ArtistWorks. We are honored to host this training in our library.
- Holding the banjo
- Tuning a banjo
- Positioning the right and left hands
- Reading tablature
- Finger picking
- Thumb rolling
- Practicing rolls and chords
- Playing classic bluegrass tunes
Skill Level Beginner
1. Getting Started
2. Hand Position and First Songs
3. Picking Techniques
Finger picks2m 27s
4. Rolls and Practice
5. Basic Bluegrass Tunes
ArtistWorks and Next Steps1m 15s
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