Lesson 48: Technique
Check out players of other string instruments than the guitar for ideas. We are going to take a little look at:
The Banjo Roll
A banjo roll is to be played with the fingers. The classic banjo roll utilizes a 3-3-2 pattern in order to "come out right" at the end of each bar.
Here are two forward rolls:
and here are two reverse rolls:
Two Tremolo Techniques
The classical type of tremolo is where the thumb plays a bass part while each melody note is played three times by the other fingers in reverse order like this:
Another type of tremolo is used for melody playing with a pick. Study how mandolin players use alternate picking for playing very fast tremolos. Practice scales with alternate picking:
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