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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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Reading Music  
 
Reading Music  
 
Reading Music, Part 2
Reading Music, Part 2
 
In this lesson, Danny gives you some music to practice reading from notation, starting with a simple Hanon piano exercise and moving on to “Cripple Creek” (fiddle style). He also shows you how to move the melody to different octaves on the banjo.

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