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Inversions - Banjo Lessons For Experts

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Jul 7, 2020 - 9:13:29 AM
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106 posts since 6/15/2007

It's like, I do comedy, but I'm not a comedian...

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youtube.com/watch?v=YuUl66mKLZ...=youtu.be

Jul 7, 2020 - 9:23:22 AM
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djenks

USA

206 posts since 1/22/2005

The banjo HAS been suppressed for too long! Rock on Ricky!!

Jul 7, 2020 - 9:25:20 AM

106 posts since 6/15/2007

djenks It must be liberated!!

Jul 8, 2020 - 10:38:01 AM
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10845 posts since 2/12/2011

nice - thanks

Jul 15, 2020 - 7:50:17 PM
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80 posts since 11/2/2009

You are a fascinating dude. Imagine if you used your talents for good instead of evil!

Why banjo?

Jul 15, 2020 - 8:24:06 PM
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106 posts since 6/15/2007

gcpicken

Haha wow so you think my talents would be spent better in finance or tech? Honestly, banjo came natural for me because of the finger picking, I love the drive of straight 16th notes. In highschool, I wanted to play slap bass but my hands were too small :(

Jul 16, 2020 - 4:23:28 AM
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80 posts since 11/2/2009

I’m a big fan. I would think you can pick up any instrument and take it to a new level. My over-active brain also enjoys likes the drive and syncopation of the banjo. Hearing it fires me up and playing it clears my mind. I’ve incorporated some of your lessons into my practice routine.
And I love that you get into theory.

Jul 16, 2020 - 5:01:50 AM
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28 posts since 6/30/2020

This is the stuff that feeds my unconventional musical soul.
I love running outside of the box and Ricky does it well.

Jul 16, 2020 - 8:20:14 AM

106 posts since 6/15/2007

gcpicken

The theory in my videos I had to make up in order to better understand Bela's process. Although it does fall short of this, the process of isorhythmation coupled with modes of rhythm to play melodies unlocks a new frontier of banjo playing in my opinion.

What's interesting is that modes of rhythm coupled with diatonic triple stops makes 18 different permutations of arrpegios that could revolutionize the pedagogy of any instrument, it would just need a different nomenclature system to differentiate it's analogous families of alternate rolls and diretional rolls

Jul 16, 2020 - 8:25:17 AM

106 posts since 6/15/2007

Pick-A-Lick I'm glad you like the music buddy! My other album has more of my banjo tunes with a celtic/ flecktones vibe with an old Berklee band Cat And The Moon

Check it out at your liesure Mike!

youtu.be/X4tVESPOP94

Jul 16, 2020 - 10:33:56 AM
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80 posts since 11/2/2009

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Originally posted by rdiesel007

gcpicken

The theory in my videos I had to make up in order to better understand Bela's process. Although it does fall short of this, the process of isorhythmation coupled with modes of rhythm to play melodies unlocks a new frontier of banjo playing in my opinion.

What's interesting is that modes of rhythm coupled with diatonic triple stops makes 18 different permutations of arrpegios that could revolutionize the pedagogy of any instrument, it would just need a different nomenclature system to differentiate it's analogous families of alternate rolls and diretional rolls


The diatonic triple stops is/are the exercise I incorporated in my practice. One of the reasons was to help with independence of my index and middle. I'm not at home, but I think it's timimtmi. Getting into and repeating a roll over and over at one location does start to become a meditation. And I did download the permutations a few months back, but I am not clear on them.

I did see the video of you and Bela Fleck. Pretty awesome.

I have a little theory, and appreciate you bringing that forward for the banjo. As I tell my son, no matter what happens in life, always remember that Phrygian dominant is the 5th mode of the melodic minor. 

Jul 16, 2020 - 11:11:52 AM

106 posts since 6/15/2007

gcpicken

Yeah picking with Bela was for sure nerve racking.

T121 2T21
That's an interesting one for sure, it has a forward roll and a backward roll in it, but it is composed of an alternate index then and alternate middle, for sure a difficult but soon to be intuitive 8 note roll.

Throw it into a different tuning, and put a line cliche on that roll and you'll have your next hit banjo tune!

Aug 3, 2020 - 10:17:25 AM
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80 posts since 11/2/2009

Mr. Mier, sir, with the naming of inversions as Alpha, Beta, Gamma, and Delta, you have done as much as James Dickey did to bring Greek culture to the banjo!

Edited by - gcpicken on 08/03/2020 10:17:55

Aug 4, 2020 - 7:21:05 PM

lanemb

USA

120 posts since 3/11/2018

I like your music. I would prefer a Sinbad approach to the humor!

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