The “technique” in question starts at 1:23-1:27
I’ve heard similar patterns in other songs, it’s a walk up or down a scale I think but I can’t decipher exactly what’s happening. I want to be able to play this but also take it and apply it to other chord progressions or scales if possible. Is it a specific technique or principle that he’s using? Is there a way to recreate this without just trying every note in each spot until it works?
Sounds like single string to me.
Here's a clip I made of just the portion mentioned in the OP, to help isolate that particular lick.
On first listen, it sounds lke he's just playing descending double notes (same note twice) from two strings instead of all on one. As far as I know, there isn't any name for this technique or phrase...
He's running down the scale in no specific pattern (also adds chromaticism with a flatted 6th)
They also use certain picking patterns on a Pentatonic scale. These Progressive Players are using picking patterns not usually used in Traditional Scruggs. You have to learn the picking pattern and the scale that is being used. Pentatonic major, Pentatonic minor, Dorian, and Myxolidian. I will PM you.
Edited by - jan dupree on 08/17/2022 09:04:30
Sounds a bit like the Dillard/Osborne roll. That’s what I’d use to get much the same effect.
1, 2, 1, 5 repeated, moving 2 finger chord shapes.
Yeah unlike Sruggs style, this requires knowledge of various scales and where they reside on the banjo.
Definitely not single string.
Sounds/looks more like using the 1, 2nd and 5th strings
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