BANJO LESSONS - by Bradley Laird
In this exercise you will pick the fourth string and then drop your
second finger down onto the string--just behind the fret--creating
an additional note. The "hammer" note is not picked and
should fall almost exactly at the time the next note is played by
the right hand. Listen to Track 11 and then try playing this exercise:
Hammer-On with the Thumb Pinch (MP3
Here is the hammer-on roll in an exercise that ends with the thumb-pinch:
FIRST SONG - Second Half of " Cripple Creek" (MP3
Here is the "B Part" to Cripple Creek. It combines all
of the things you have learned to play so far. The repeat signs
to play all 4 measures twice through. That constitutes the B part.
On the track I played it at 40 beats per minute.
Additional Audio Practice Tracks
(MP3 Track 14) Thumb In and Out Roll Practice at 40 beats per minute
(MP3 Track 15) Cripple Creek B Part at 50 beats per minute
(MP3 Track 16) Cripple Creek B Part at 60 beats per minute
(MP3 Track 17) Cripple Creek B Part at 70 beats per minute
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