Get that thumb over the top! Let’s talk 5th string theory, technique, then learn some licks that make that 5th string work!
OH COME ON NOW ! REALLY??? I tried that already, needs work!!! But what the heck your the boss!!!
WOW This is so cool!! Thanks so much for this lesson @BanjoBen!! I will try to post something on here soon!
You know what @BanjoBen the more I hang out here the more I am convinced you are clairvoyant Sir.
This past couple of weeks I have been doing lot’s of practice hooking the fifth string on a couple of tunes I’ve been working on.
At first things were painfully slow, constantly hitting a bunch of dead notes but the more I work moving up and down the neck the more clarity and speed I am building.
Then this lesson just happens to pop up out of the blue and provides a big bag of tips and answers to a shed load of question. I was lining up to ask.
I just wanted to add that I have worked through a bunch of lessons on this very topic before with other teachers none have explained in such detail as you have. You’ve just made my day
Let’s talk about that hat you are wearing…
What about it, my friend? After you spend a certain amount of dollars there, they give you a hat
Dude…it’s not a Banjo Ben hat! BTW, I’ve been meaning to ask you. I am the guy who sent you that Halloween book last fall. Did you ever get a chance to share that with the kiddo’s?
I’ll reply in an email, thanks!
Didn’t he wear a Russ Carson 81crowe hat in a lesson before too?
He wore it in the MINOR BLUES SCALES lesson. Honestly, I really love that hat.
@Archie I too have been practicing the bluesy version of the 5th String licks. I can only do the thumb wrapping practice for a few minutes and then it needs a rest. This lesson was more in-depth with variations than any explanation I’ve seen on this subject. Oh well, just another distraction to keep me from going the things I should be doing.
Hi Jeffrey In the beginning I could only tolerate short periods of practice due to the pain but over time I have been able to extend my practice duration. Not so easy to grow a callous on the thumb.
Don’t suppose anyone noticed the twinkle twinkle little lamb thing?
Yes, But you’ll see @BanjoBen added text Mary had a little lamb. on screen
I like the Purple Hulls T. Any new cd’s from them?
Hi John. Check out their website all the CDs are at the bottom of the screen
Howdy! Is that a new TAMU tablecloth draped over the table in the corner? Good bull!
Welcome to the forum! there’s a hole lot of good people here so I hope you enjoy the ride as much as I am. Happy Pickin!
That’s the old blanket, bought around '97