I've heard a roll a bunch of times that I haven't been able to hear while enough to figure the pattern. The most recent example is in the song Ghost Riders in the Sky by Southern Raised (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oG85zhpgmJY) - the roll he's playing during the verse and most of the time. Sounds simple enough but I keep hearing it differently. If any of you recognize the roll pattern, I'd be grateful if you shared it. Thanks.
Edited by - caplain on 09/17/2021 17:49:22
It sounds to me like a one-measure pattern, IxIxTIMT, where "x" represents a rest. You can use it on various combinations of strings, but in the beginning of this recording it sounds a lot like 3x3x5315. Is that the pattern you're referring to?
You can get a similar effect by holding an F-shape chord and picking TxTxMTIM on strings 4x4x1421. Since this doesn't use open strings, you can move it all over the fingerboard to any desired chord.
Upon listening to more of the track, it sounds like he's doing the second pattern that I suggested--but not always on F-shape chords.
I believe you got it, and after rewatching the video and looking at the banjo player's right hand I agree it's probably the TxTxMTIM version. Thank you, Ira. Appreciate it.
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