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Oct 21, 2020 - 11:36:18 AM
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27 posts since 5/28/2015

Hey folks! Here is a lesson on beginning to improvise up the neck. This one's on the house! Check out my Patreon page for bi-monthly lessons like this and more: patreon.com/ginapicks5


Edited by - Gina Furtado on 10/21/2020 11:37:47

Oct 23, 2020 - 5:58:12 AM
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656 posts since 1/22/2004

Very much enjoyed this lesson Gina. As a long-time fan/student of Murphy Henry, I really like what you have to offer--your lesson is enjoyable, easy to understand and offered in comfortable "chunks." :) Looking forward to more of your lessons!
BTW, I had the pleasure of meeting you in AZ when I m.c.'d a festival where Chris Jones & The Night Drivers performed.

Oct 28, 2020 - 5:13:48 AM
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Jimbat

Japan

11 posts since 10/28/2020

Hi Gina. I really enjoyed your lesson. I am focusing mainly on clawhammer style but I picked up some useful tips. Thanks for your very helpful lesson.

Oct 28, 2020 - 8:51:33 AM

27 posts since 5/28/2015

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Originally posted by Just Bill

Very much enjoyed this lesson Gina. As a long-time fan/student of Murphy Henry, I really like what you have to offer--your lesson is enjoyable, easy to understand and offered in comfortable "chunks." :) Looking forward to more of your lessons!
BTW, I had the pleasure of meeting you in AZ when I m.c.'d a festival where Chris Jones & The Night Drivers performed.

Glad you enjoyed it, Bill! Nice to connect here. I remember that festival well, and remember meeting you. Fun times!


Oct 28, 2020 - 8:53:05 AM

27 posts since 5/28/2015

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Originally posted by Jimbat

Hi Gina. I really enjoyed your lesson. I am focusing mainly on clawhammer style but I picked up some useful tips. Thanks for your very helpful lesson.


I suppose there is no reason this wouldn't be applicable to Clawhammer players, too. Glad you enjoyed it and that it was helpful!

Oct 28, 2020 - 2:03:36 PM
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Lew H

USA

2569 posts since 3/10/2008

Gina Furtado Jimbat Yes, this is very applicable to clawhammer. It's what I do for up the neck playing--although I'm not good at it in any tuning but open G. It's also what the monster picker Adam Hurt recommends for his clawhammer students. First, find your chord, he says. The melody is on and between those chord notes and the other chords for the tune. Thanks, Gina!

Oct 28, 2020 - 2:22:17 PM
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Originally posted by Lew H

Gina Furtado Jimbat Yes, this is very applicable to clawhammer. It's what I do for up the neck playing--although I'm not good at it in any tuning but open G. It's also what the monster picker Adam Hurt recommends for his clawhammer students. First, find your chord, he says. The melody is on and between those chord notes and the other chords for the tune. Thanks, Gina!


Well if Adam says to do it then I know I must be on the right track lol (: Love him! Amazing player! 
Thanks Lew! Hope you are doing well.

Nov 18, 2020 - 1:00:48 AM

14 posts since 5/21/2020

Hi Gina, When you start out this lesson playing full chord shapes you employ a forward backward roll however once you switch to the partial chord position you change to the foggy mountain breakdown roll. Is it possible to use the Fwd/Backwards Roll on partial chords and if not can you explain why?

Just trying to get my head round the need to change the roll pattern

Nov 18, 2020 - 1:23:43 PM

27 posts since 5/28/2015

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Originally posted by FenderFred

Hi Gina, When you start out this lesson playing full chord shapes you employ a forward backward roll however once you switch to the partial chord position you change to the foggy mountain breakdown roll. Is it possible to use the Fwd/Backwards Roll on partial chords and if not can you explain why?

Just trying to get my head round the need to change the roll pattern


Yes, I switched to the FMBD roll since it only uses 1st, 2nd and 5th strings. The partial chords only fret the 1st and 2nd. So using the FWBW roll you'd wind up picking strings that are open, which wouldn't work in the partial chords. You can absolutely use the full chord shapes for improvising, but this technique I'm using in this lesson uses partial chords for simplicity sake. The next lesson shows how to build off of them to incorporate licks into this particular roll pattern. It works great! I love seeing my students take off with this method!

Thanks for asking!

Nov 18, 2020 - 3:51:17 PM
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Tim13

USA

3157 posts since 4/1/2008

This is a good introduction to partial chords up and down the neck, or a good review of same, depending on where you happen to be on the banjo ride. Thanks for posting it.

Nov 18, 2020 - 4:47:19 PM
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Originally posted by Gina Furtado
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Originally posted by FenderFred

Hi Gina, When you start out this lesson playing full chord shapes you employ a forward backward roll however once you switch to the partial chord position you change to the foggy mountain breakdown roll. Is it possible to use the Fwd/Backwards Roll on partial chords and if not can you explain why?

Just trying to get my head round the need to change the roll pattern


Yes, I switched to the FMBD roll since it only uses 1st, 2nd and 5th strings. The partial chords only fret the 1st and 2nd. So using the FWBW roll you'd wind up picking strings that are open, which wouldn't work in the partial chords. You can absolutely use the full chord shapes for improvising, but this technique I'm using in this lesson uses partial chords for simplicity sake. The next lesson shows how to build off of them to incorporate licks into this particular roll pattern. It works great! I love seeing my students take off with this method!

Thanks for asking!


Thank you for the explanation 

Edited by - FenderFred on 11/18/2020 16:48:54

Nov 18, 2020 - 8:53:32 PM

99 posts since 11/2/2009

Thank you for this lesson. Straight to the point. The talk talk talk lessons drive me nuts!
And thanks for hipping me to Strum Machine, and I see an iPhone app for it!

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