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Broken Ballad - Posted - 06/10/2020:  08:24:16


On the clawhammer style, I've found drop thumb, double thumb and the galax lick. Are there any other techniques I don't know about?

janolov - Posted - 06/10/2020:  08:34:47


Does ASPO (alternate string pull off) count as a  technique. There is also ASHO (alternate string hammer-on) when you hammer a string that hasn't been sounded.

Also brush skip (or air brush) is a way to get a syncopation effect by skipping a downstroke.



There is also different kind of downstrokes, sometimes single-string and some times multiple-string or chord brushes.



 


Edited by - janolov on 06/10/2020 08:39:11

mbanza - Posted - 06/10/2020:  08:56:40


Using the fifth string to play a melody note rather than trying to play three notes in a row on the first string.

dbrooks - Posted - 06/10/2020:  09:04:06


What Janolov calls a brush skip or air brush is also called an m-skip. This is a "ghost" downstroke that is silent followed by the 5th string.



Left-hand licks may include triplets and playing drop thumb with double stops in various places on the keyboard rather than finding notes on a single string.



David

hweinberg - Posted - 06/10/2020:  09:12:19


Cameron DeWhitt's "pitchfork" technique is, as far as I know, a recent innovation in right-hand technique. See pitchforkbanjo.com/

AndyW - Posted - 06/10/2020:  10:32:59


There's the roundpeak thing where you slide and sound a fretted note at the same time as thumbing the 5th. If I remember Brad Leftwich calls it 'double noting' in his book.

blazo - Posted - 06/10/2020:  11:30:13


Steve Baughman's California Roll - m.youtube.com/watch?v=XxpI8HI7iwY

Broken Ballad - Posted - 06/10/2020:  11:59:27


quote:

Originally posted by janolov

Does ASPO (alternate string pull off) count as a  technique. There is also ASHO (alternate string hammer-on) when you hammer a string that hasn't been sounded.

Also brush skip (or air brush) is a way to get a syncopation effect by skipping a downstroke.



There is also different kind of downstrokes, sometimes single-string and some times multiple-string or chord brushes.



 






They do! I just left them out because they are pretty well known throughout music. Thankyou for the input though!

Broken Ballad - Posted - 06/10/2020:  12:07:56


Thank all of you! I'll try all of it out. The ghost strum/brush skip might actually help me with a song I'm learning right now.

Bill H - Posted - 06/10/2020:  14:37:40


Triplets are something I have spent some time on. A Galax ick is a triplet I guess. There are many D tunes where triplets are common, but you will find they are added to tunes in other tunings as well. Hammered triplet is the first one I learned to kick off Ricketts Hornpipe. You can also add a pull-off to a drop thumb for a triplet.

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