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Fingerboard Logic, Part 1: Three Positions: A, F, and D 

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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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Fingerboard Logic, Part 1: Three Positions: A, F, and D 
Fingerboard Logic, Part 1: Three Positions: A, F, and D 
 
The tuning of the banjo provides different places to play the same note, giving you lots of different options, which can be very helpful, but also potentially confusing. In this lesson, Danny reveals how he conceives of and organizes the banjo fingerboard. He starts by explaining how he boils the fingerboard down to three simple fingerings for chords and scales, which you can call A form, F form, and D form, based on the fingerings for those chords in first position. Then he shows you all those forms in the key of G, from open position to the top of the fingerboard.

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