So I started out like most people probably do, learning songs from the tabs in The How and the Tao and from your other books. I’ve managed to memorize a dozen songs or so, but I don’t think it’s the right path. I can’t see how a person can possibly memorize the melody of every song that might come up at a jam. So when you’re doing an instrumental break like you did on The Wreck of the Old 97, are you playing that from memory / tab, or are you improvising it on the spot? Is it necessary to have the song memorized (like from tab) or is there some way to learn to play the melody break by ear?
Bends and pre-bends. My favorite technique.
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A quick look at the riff I play at the beginning of every workshop.
No tab. I want you to work this out on your own. Experiment with it!
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Chords that harmonize with the G major scale.
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Testing my new camera and playing
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We have new equipment on the way, but in the meantime I will be taking full advantage of the unwanted free time to focus on writing my book.
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Today for The Daily Frail we have an exercise that blends the basic frailing strum, rests, harmonics and a major scale run.
We also run through the string band classic,
Gypsy Girl and by request we take a quick look at The Ballad Of Jed Clampett.
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Today we have an exercise that will help you with the basic frailing strum, playing in C out of G tuning, chord progressions and full chord hammer-on’s.
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Thoughts on flowing with chord progressions and update on my ongoing neurological issues.
Playing and singing as a form of banjo meditation.