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Tanglewood twb 18 m5 review

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Tanglewood twb 18 m5 review

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This is bluegrass banjo styles 101 and I’ll be your instructor John bolding I’m a long time professional banjo player been playing full-time for over 25 years and the purpose of these videos is just to give you a brief overview of what bluegrass banjo is and some of the styles involved generally when you say three-finger banjo people will associate that with bluegrass banjo and it is true that all true bluegrass banjo players use three fingers there is more than one way to use three finger picks in bluegrass banjo than just one so for each of the videos that I’m going to
present to you we will look at each of the three divisions of three finger
style within the whole context of bluegrass banjo and hopefully I can give you some insights into what makes each style tick and you’ll know a little more
about it.

So you’ll gain a new
appreciation level for it the first
style that you should start with if
you’re wanting to be a bluegrass banjo
player is what’s known as Scruggs style
Scruggs is referring to Earl Scruggs who
was a fellow of North Carolina banjo
player who is the most famous banjo
player probably who ever lived he passed
away in 2012 unfortunately but he’s
given us a just fantastic legacy of
music so saying three finger banjo is
also synonymous with saying strut style
now Earl’s way of playing was to use
notes of court and Earl would string
together these chord tones in the
patterns that he called rolls let me
play an example of a roll pattern that
you might hear in stroke style banjo
that was called a forward roll now there
are literally hundreds if not thousands
of different ways you can combine notes
even on a five string banjo in these
patterns and you can call those some
kind of variations of roles but it would
be nearly impossible for you to keep up
with all the different names and to
categorize each one individually the
main focus of roles is to carry melody
or to play what we call licks which are
streams of notes that sound good
together that you can use to fill spaces
and songs you can roll over the chords
that you know to provide backup and
accompaniment to other instruments so
there’s a lot of different ways you
could use rolls musically in bluegrass
banjo we won’t have time this video to
even touch on just the bare beginnings
of that but we can look at the roll
patterns forward rolls refer to notes
that travel in this direction across the
banjo heads so from a string that’s
higher up in the plane of the head to a
lower placed ring say from the fifth
string five four three two one from five
to one if the notes travel in that
direction they’re called forward rolls
so the role I’ll play just a few seconds
ago was five and I don’t want to get too
technical in this video explaining
eighth notes and sixteenths and dotted
notes all these musical terms let’s just
focus on what a roll looks feels and
sounds like so next five three one would
be one example of a forward roll
if I wanted to try a different
combination of three nuts it would be
three strings covered with three fingers
in a row powder I can also play three
two one
now another foundational role that
you’ll hear named in bluegrass is called
a backwards roll that would be the exact
notes I just played but the notes would
be traveling this way up toward the the
smaller string so if I wanted to play
one three five instead of five three one
that would just be the opposite of a
forward roll we call that a backwards
I could play instead of three to one
which is forward
I could play one two three and call that
a backwards roll
I could play one two five but again it’s
three fingers covering three different
strings three note streams now another
pattern is to combine forward and
backward rolls into one pattern and we
call that a reverse roll it starts
forward and reverses itself or it could
start backwards and go forwards here’s a
very common beginner roll
that would be a forward backwards role
often called a reverse role and you can
do that on different combinations of
strange starting forward coming
backwards or starting backwards and
returning forwards another common
beginner role that has a name is called
the alternating thumb roll this is one
of the more complex roles that beginners
start with three to one and then
alternate for the thumb to play the four
into one and off relate back to the
third so the alternating part is thumb
on the third thumb on the fourth the
other notes stay the same
there’s another basic role that usually
beginners don’t start with but
eventually creeps into your course of
study it’s called a double thumb roll
that allows you to play four notes in a
row index thumb metal is called a double
and again these are just the basic roles
that you would learn to start your
course of study is scro style banjo
player for the right hand roll patterns
again for review are just streams of
notes that are generally considered one
note per string per finger three note
patterns played with obviously three
fingers that’s one of the very first
things you learn as a bluegrass crow
style player is to get good with these
basic roll patterns and then as you
improve and learn more about the style
you can make up your own roll variations
you can look at the variations of rolls
from famous players other professional
players that you’ve seen and heard about
that play these more exotic roll
patterns and you can learn what they’re
doing but it all starts with your basic
foundational rolls which are reverse
rolls forward rolls backwards rolls
alternating thumb and double thumb rolls
so in the next video we’ll look at
another form of three finger style
within the context of bluegrass banjo
and it’s referred to as melodic or Keith
style banjo so I’ll see you in that
video and I thank you for watching have
a good day and enjoy your banjo