Forum - Banjo Ben Clark

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The guy playing the mandolin in this clip is the son of my cousin. He’s a true music genius, can play any instrument he puts his hands on. Makes me jealous.

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Peaches and Cream was one of the very first bluegrass songs I was ever introduced to. I should really take the time to learn that song. It’s really beautiful.

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Wait! @BanjoBen, is Alison Brown double stroking her thumb pick in this video starting at 0:41?! Is that even a thing!?

Working on it right now :heart_eyes:

If you mean two strings in a row. I do that sometimes, Can’t remember who taught me that trick. Alan Munde perhaps.

I mean it looks and sounds like she’s droning her low D string by doing a down - up - down- up picking motion with her thumb. I can barely just do down strokes. Do I have to worry about learning up strokes, too? :flushed:

I have never tried it and I have no intention to do so :zipper_mouth_face:

It sure looks like she is! I’ve never tried it or seen it, I don’t think, but now I wanna try it! @Archie, he means play a down and upstroke with the thumb like a flatpick.

I have friends that do it on guitar, or course, but not banjo.

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I saw a video of Bela Flek doing it, but it wasn’t droning. He was somehow just fitting it into the song. Then again, that’s Bela.