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Apr 19, 2021 - 10:39:50 AM
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Apr 19, 2021 - 11:16:47 AM
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ChunoTheDog

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765 posts since 8/9/2019

Love these vids!

Apr 19, 2021 - 11:28:03 AM
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RB3

USA

954 posts since 4/12/2004

I wonder if you would explain the reasons for your choice of your notation scheme?

Most tablatures use either a 4/4 time signature with 1/4 notes, 1/8 notes and 1/16 notes for left hand embellishments or a 2/4 time signature with 1/8 notes, 1/16 notes and 1/32 notes for left hand embellishments.

Why 4/4 time with 1/8 notes, 1/16 notes and 1/32 notes for the left hand embellishments?

Apr 19, 2021 - 1:30:24 PM
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144 posts since 6/15/2007

RB3

I use 4/4 and 16th notes because it's the easiest to read and write banjo music in Tabledit.

The Drive book uses 2/4 and eighth notes and that is easy to read, but Tabledit is a different animal.

I hope that answers your question!

Apr 19, 2021 - 8:23:44 PM
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cold hands luke

Scotland

18 posts since 4/20/2017

thx ricky

breakdowns of songs epic

Apr 20, 2021 - 6:41:16 AM
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jcland

USA

326 posts since 3/7/2006

Excellent Ricky. You are right on the money when you stated the importance of being able to "read" the rolls. Once someone can do that fluidly, you are well on your way to being above the cut.

Yeah, on the ongoing debate between 2/4, 4/4. 8ths, 16ths, 32nds, who cares! A good banjo player ignores that and can 'read' the tab either way.

Again, it boils down to quickly picking out the rolls. It's not just the notes, it's being able to recognize the patterns.

I learned that years ago. Back around 2012, I spent an entire year reading every copy I had of Banjo News Letter, from 1973 up to 2012. It took an entire year of reading one volume a night before bed and by the time I finished, my tablature reading ability was light years ahead of everyone else I knew.

I guess I had better start on the 2013 to 2021 volumes now!


Apr 20, 2021 - 10:00:34 AM
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144 posts since 6/15/2007

jcland Whoa that's epic, reading ALL OF THE BNL?! I'm speechless. Thanks for your kind words!!

Apr 20, 2021 - 10:00:57 AM

144 posts since 6/15/2007

cold hands luke Hey thanks buddy, more to come

Apr 22, 2021 - 8:38:08 AM

Bowser

USA

111 posts since 12/30/2020

quote:
Originally posted by jcland

Excellent Ricky. You are right on the money when you stated the importance of being able to "read" the rolls. Once someone can do that fluidly, you are well on your way to being above the cut.

Yeah, on the ongoing debate between 2/4, 4/4. 8ths, 16ths, 32nds, who cares! A good banjo player ignores that and can 'read' the tab either way.

Again, it boils down to quickly picking out the rolls. It's not just the notes, it's being able to recognize the patterns.

I learned that years ago. Back around 2012, I spent an entire year reading every copy I had of Banjo News Letter, from 1973 up to 2012. It took an entire year of reading one volume a night before bed and by the time I finished, my tablature reading ability was light years ahead of everyone else I knew.

I guess I had better start on the 2013 to 2021 volumes now!


Impressive book shelf ya got there. Wow

Apr 22, 2021 - 9:23:17 AM
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4133 posts since 10/18/2007

I needed this focus on rolling.

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