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Clean Up Your Playing, Part 1

This lesson is part of the course The Banjo According to Danny Barnes with Danny Barnes.
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Roots music iconoclast Danny Barnes reveals his systematic approach to the banjo, with one-of-a-kind insights on improvisation, reading music, getting a good sound out of the banjo, rhythm and timing, and more.
 
 
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Danny talks about the other roll he thinks is important to practice and have in your repertoire, the 1 2 1 5 roll. The 1 2 1 5 roll allows you to move a melody up and down the banjo neck on the first string. Danny shows you how to do that on a tune like Alan Munde’s “Deputy Dalton” and how to practice the 1 2 1 5 roll with a metronome. He also shows you a variation that moves the middle-index finger alternation to the second and third strings (2 3 2 5) and third and second strings (3 4 3 5).
 
 
 
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Clean Up Your Playing  
 
Clean Up Your Playing  
 
Clean Up Your Playing, Part 1
Clean Up Your Playing, Part 1
 
In this lesson, Danny gives you lots of great advice about cleaning up your playing and improving the sound of the banjo. He starts by talking about making your hammer-ons and pull-offs clean, with some advice that he got from banjo great Alan Munde. He also talks about keeping your fingers down as you play to get chords to ring, demonstrating this by playing “Cumberland Gap” and “Dear Old Dixie.” He also talks about changing the tone of the banjo by moving your picking hand to different positions.

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