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Discuss the Banjo lesson: Unlock the Banjo Neck with Patterns

https://banjobenclark.com/lessons/unlock-the-banjo-neck-with-patterns-banjo-intermediate

This is another mind-bendin’, banjo-blowin’, finger-snappin’ hunk o’ learnin’ that’s sure to help you understand and explore that banjo neck like you never have!

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I want you banjo pickers to watch this one and let me know what you think, and also submit videos of you using this pattern with rhythm tracks!

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Wow no pressure then @BanjoBen 9to5

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actually been trying to figure some of this stuff out, great lesson

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It seems that all the tabs are the same, just for the first theory lesson, should they be different for variations and application??

Chuck

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Hi @jonah Rickey Welcome to @BanjoBen 's Forum. Great to hear your enjoying these lessons if you have any question just holler and we will do what we can to help you out.

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OK ,I heard Ben say that there is no tab for Application, but where is the Tab for Variations please ?

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Hi Chuck all the TABs are on the sheet/TEF file. You use these examples to help construct your own improvised backup. The end goal of this lesson is not to use TAB but to memorise the shapes and locations and apply these to your backup. The TAB is simply there to provide a reference point to help get you started. You have to figure the rest out on your own. If this is too difficult to follow right now, Go work through the beginners learning path, then check out the Alan Munde Geography Banjo Course here on the site.

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The tabs for the theory and the variations are included on the same .pdf and .tef, thanks!

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Ya Might be biting off more than I can chew but what the heck I’m not that smart so I dove in the deep end anyway!:upside_down_face: I’m treading water but pretty slow. I’ll keep practicing. Thanks Ben I love the lesson and the challenge. :woozy_face:

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this is one of the many things that I still have to learn! thank you @BanjoBen ! that’s really great lesson!

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You’re not alone @Severin I am right there with you

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Great lesson! I just became a gold pick member and have been eating up a bunch of lessons and trying to find where i fit in. I am on a quest to figure out how to play up the neck and have been super overwhelmed. This lesson makes so much sense and I love how applicable it is. I cant wait for my next jam session to throw in these tricks!

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Yes! That’s what I love to hear, and welcome to the site @r0el0fs!

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Go on and shovel that theory on us in truckloads :articulated_lorry::truck: @BanjoBen! It isn’t just the licks. It isn’t just playing up the neck.

It is all about understanding the application and association in what is happening musically!

Thank you for Expanding Our Banjo Minds (EOBM) - again!

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Whew! This concept hurts my tiny brain sooooo gooood :flushed::dizzy_face: Just gotta remember to BREATH and take breaks! :sunglasses:

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This is an Awesome Lesson Ben… Thanks

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Really appreciate the way this builds on the Munde fretboard geography lessons by showing variations and possibilities for application. I can tell this one is going to take a while to fully digest. Thanks, as always, for having such a keen sense of what your students are craving, and for being able to provide the information, support and guidance we need to keep making progress. I learned solo after solo for years, but never made the connections to allow me to break out and play intuitively. I have only been a member for a couple of months, and I feel like I’m rediscovering my love for the instrument and making progress I thought I would never see. Thanks, Ben!

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Wow! Thanks so much for that feedback! Can I quote you? :joy:

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This lesson is a really good one. Combining it with the Blackberry Blossom one that covers the chord positions up the neck, it has expanded my playing a lot. I just need more practice to get the different positions on auto pilot.

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