Discuss the Banjo lesson: Thinking in Octaves on Banjo


#1

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/thinking-in-octaves-on-banjo-banjo-intermediate

I’m convinced that many, if not most, banjo players do not connect the dots between octaves, effectively leaving loads of licks on the table!


#2

I’m interested to hear what you banjer pickers think of this one–is this something new for you?


#3

Another great lesson @BanjoBen, I worked on this concept about five years ago with Ross Nickerson but the lesson was so boring I fell asleep. :sleeping: You’ll be pleased to note I stayed awake throughout this broadcast. :roll_eyes:


#4

Thanks for putting this up. While still a new player, I’ve been picking around trying to figure out up-octave expressions. This lesson brought me right to the target! We’ll laid-out & clearly demonstrated. Thanks!


#5

Wow. I’m always eager to see what is next with you Ben. Great stuff there.


#6

nice lesson and i must say the video quality has been very nice Thanks Ben


#7

GREAT stuff Ben. Iv’e never thought about it that way. Thank you. Can’t wait to try it this weekend.


#8

Great idea ! I started doing something similar a few months ago by transposing licks from the key of G to the key of D, but I only got as far as 3 licks. @BanjoBen : maybe you could a lesson on that idea ? It would be greatly appreciated !


#9

Thanks for this, Ben. Sometimes you’re a mind-reader. You seem to know what I want to work on.


#10

As a beginner, most of these licks are a little over my head at the moment, but the teaser on FaceBook piqued my interest. Glad I watched, and will try to start thinking that way about licks as they become familiar. Cool idea!


#11

Great lesson! Clarifies and builds on ideas I’ve been working on (and struggling with:) for some time…You’re the man, Ben!


#12

I have watched the videos but have not practiced any of it yet. I plan on working through some of it this weekend. The idea is simple and should be fairly easy with a little memorization. Thanks for keeping more content than any of us can ever hope to complete!