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Oct 6, 2021 - 3:26:34 PM
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2145 posts since 4/18/2006

Hi folks,

Here's a short video lesson on sixths that I made.  I hope it will be useful to some of you. Enjoy!

 

 

Edited by - banjo1930 on 10/06/2021 15:28:30

Oct 6, 2021 - 4:23:09 PM

7168 posts since 6/30/2020

Good stuff Gabe! Thanks for posting this. I will work on integrating this into my playing the next time I pick up my banjo!

Oct 6, 2021 - 7:22:54 PM
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Blackjaxe47

Canada

1621 posts since 6/20/2014

Excellent Gabe, I can and will find many instances where this adds interest, not only with solo's but with back-up as well. Thanks again for demonstrating this for us.

Oct 6, 2021 - 7:38:51 PM

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Terrific tip Gabe. Appreciate you taking the time to share it.

Oct 6, 2021 - 9:47:49 PM

chuckv97

Canada

60447 posts since 10/5/2013

Thanks, Gabe. I’ll tackle that, for sure.

Oct 7, 2021 - 12:52:20 AM

phb

Germany

3046 posts since 11/8/2010

Both very helpful and hilarious! And precisely about something I had been thinking about just recently because I was sure there must be more than jumping and sliding between positions... :)

Oct 7, 2021 - 4:40:50 AM

5752 posts since 12/20/2005

That was great!
Much appreciated

Oct 7, 2021 - 7:46:53 AM
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corcoran

Canada

454 posts since 8/3/2004

This is brilliant, Gabe. In recent years I have found myself walking through these positions as warmup or in playing backup, and also when I am mindlessly noodling on the banjo. Mindlessness is a good thing, at least when it comes to the banjo! (Just kidding).

Edited by - corcoran on 10/07/2021 07:47:35

Oct 7, 2021 - 1:32:16 PM

3658 posts since 9/12/2016

great playing but I am not getting the sixth relation--the sixth of a B note would be a G sharp not a G but I must be seeing it wrong

Oct 7, 2021 - 1:52:48 PM

2145 posts since 4/18/2006

Hi Tom, in the key of G you only have one sharp (F#) so, diatonically, the interval of the B to the G in that “F shape” G chord would be an interval of a minor 6th. A G# wouldn’t be diatonic to the key of G. When I say 6ths I’m referring to the intervals between the third string and first string in the shapes.

Edited by - banjo1930 on 10/07/2021 13:58:41

Oct 7, 2021 - 2:08:37 PM

3658 posts since 9/12/2016

OK I guess it is flatted to match the major scale -- not that I find any problem with what you said ,just was wondering where you were coming from. good licks some times defy all rules and that ain't fair either ha ha

Oct 8, 2021 - 7:40:16 AM
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corcoran

Canada

454 posts since 8/3/2004

One can also use these positions to move through passing chords, by playing the 3 top strings (3-2-1), useful in slower tunes and in backup. See the example below:


Oct 10, 2021 - 4:53:14 PM

2047 posts since 10/9/2004

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Originally posted by Tractor1

OK I guess it is flatted to match the major scale -- not that I find any problem with what you said ,just was wondering where you were coming from. good licks some times defy all rules and that ain't fair either ha ha


Try counting up to the 6th from B in the G scale:  B  C  D E  F# G.

Not G#.  Hope this helps.

Quagmire

Oct 10, 2021 - 5:08:48 PM

3658 posts since 9/12/2016

Ok that is how it was being viewed. Thanks a lot .I was looking at it in the key of B instead of G. Interesting --If some one advised play the 6 and I was in G I would have thought E--hope I remember this.

Oct 10, 2021 - 5:27:43 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Tractor1

great playing but I am not getting the sixth relation--the sixth of a B note would be a G sharp not a G but I must be seeing it wrong


Oops - meant to reply to this post vs your second.  Hope I didn't confuse above.

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