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Aug 11, 2022 - 10:17:02 AM
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speaking of the Keith style
the part that hardly gets mentioned--When one gets up high doing phrases with no open strings--There is a lot of territory and some not invented yet. Sticking to no single stringing unless it can stay just as clear---Earl knew where to get by with it.
anyway now I have mentioned it---Sometimes I use hammers and pull offs instead of true notes.I like this better than single string
also I like morphing into hybrid half scale ==half chord licks ---whatever sounds the best --the easiest

sometimes to keep the melody and timing  intact--I will have to omit a note but I might compensate by doing a double stop on the note before --since it turned from short to long

Edited by - Tractor1 on 08/11/2022 10:31:35

Aug 11, 2022 - 12:58:47 PM
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1965 posts since 1/28/2013

Inside triplets take a lot of practice, especially up the neck.

Aug 11, 2022 - 2:48:20 PM
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76657 posts since 5/9/2007

I use chord shapes a lot choosing the melody notes inside the chords along with other things such as thumbfretting the 5th.

Aug 11, 2022 - 3:25:27 PM

4135 posts since 9/12/2016

there are different ways of hitting ''usual'' scale patterns to favor the right hand --such as hitting a chord note on the high string and the notes up and down the scale on the second and first.alternating thumb right hand.left hand has a hold 9th fret 5th string--and same time barred across 2nd and 1st string at 10th fret--
of course this is how I can kind of get musical--some of these guys --have fingers that--don't care what is asked of them next

Aug 12, 2022 - 8:43:19 AM

4135 posts since 9/12/2016

with continuous fast note passages ,for safety sake --I stay as much as possible with a chord note on the beat and--- non chord notes of the current scale off the beat .of course music in general would be too confined-- if this was over done.

Aug 14, 2022 - 2:51:13 PM
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Originally posted by Tractor1

there are different ways of hitting ''usual'' scale patterns to favor the right hand --such as hitting a chord note on the high string and the notes up and down the scale on the second and first.alternating thumb right hand.left hand has a hold 9th fret 5th string--and same time barred across 2nd and 1st string at 10th fret--
of course this is how I can kind of get musical--some of these guys --have fingers that--don't care what is asked of them next

 

Not being up on writing tablature on BHO, so please bear with me. You might try playing a simple forward & reverse roll starting @ 5th string open, holding 1st @ 9, 2nd @ 10, fretting the 5th @ 10 & 1st @ 12 w/the pinky. Play GABCDCBAG. Your choice, T or M to fret the 5th.

Aug 14, 2022 - 3:16:34 PM
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2940 posts since 4/5/2006

Speaking of up the neck melodic(?) alternatives, watch what John Hickman does with Sally Goodin. Pay close attention to John's left hand fingerings @ around 2:20. smiley

Edited by - monstertone on 08/14/2022 15:20:32

Aug 14, 2022 - 3:21:23 PM
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4135 posts since 9/12/2016

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quote:
Originally posted by Tractor1

there are different ways of hitting ''usual'' scale patterns to favor the right hand --such as hitting a chord note on the high string and the notes up and down the scale on the second and first.alternating thumb right hand.left hand has a hold 9th fret 5th string--and same time barred across 2nd and 1st string at 10th fret--
of course this is how I can kind of get musical--some of these guys --have fingers that--don't care what is asked of them next

 

Not being up on writing tablature on BHO, so please bear with me. You might try playing a simple forward & reverse roll starting @ 5th string open, holding 1st @ 9, 2nd @ 10, fretting the 5th @ 10 & 1st @ 12 w/the pinky. Play GABCDCBAG. Your choice, T or M to fret the 5th.


I do this but first note would  sometimes be a 12th fret 3rd string-- completely closed and movable to other keys--thanks

Aug 14, 2022 - 3:28:19 PM
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Originally posted by monstertone

Speaking of up the neck melodic(?) alternatives, watch what John Hickman does with Sally Goodin. Pay close attention to John's left hand fingerings @ around 2:20. smiley


Berline and Hickman  I agree it don't get better--already watched that one too many  times- ha ha-and as far as Sally Goodin in the Texas fiddle style--that is in the same boat ,--a lot of guys got to stretching out on this one at one time-which is a property of the texas style imo

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