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Nov 26, 2022 - 3:00:47 PM

DWFII

USA

536 posts since 1/9/2022

I hope I get this right...

How do you do a pull of from the second string to the fourth string.?

----------------p-----------
-------------/--2------------
----------4------------------
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with a curved connector (in place of the slash) between the 4 and the 2
 

Nov 26, 2022 - 3:20:18 PM
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Lew H

USA

2801 posts since 3/10/2008

I'm not sure I understand, but I would suspect that requires an alternate string hammer on. I use that particular lick a lot in double C ---(double D) tuning. Pull offs are only on one string--not from one string to another.

Nov 26, 2022 - 3:21:39 PM

2017 posts since 2/9/2007

Could be a misprint. How about some context (the tuning, and at least a couple beats before and after)?

Nov 26, 2022 - 4:14:02 PM

DWFII

USA

536 posts since 1/9/2022

Ashoken Farewell arranged by Janet Burton measures 2, 3 10 and 11 open G tuning, I believe

hangoutstorage.com/banjohangou...82016.pdf

Edited by - DWFII on 11/26/2022 16:15:11

Nov 26, 2022 - 4:36:42 PM
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dbrooks

USA

4364 posts since 3/11/2004

Those are alternate string pull-offs (ASPO) where you stroke one string and pull-off on an open string. In measure 2 of Janet's tab, you stroke the 2nd string while fretting the 5th fret with perhaps your middle finger and use your ring finger to pull off on the open 1st string. The secret is for the left hand to fret both strings on the downstroke to have the ring finger in place for the 2nd half of the beat.

In the 3rd measure, it is a similar process. You downstroke on the 3rd string with the middle finger on the 2nd fret and use the ring finger to pull off on the open 2nd string.

This method lets you play a rising melody phrase with notes on the offbeat.

David

Nov 26, 2022 - 4:45:48 PM

2017 posts since 2/9/2007

Ah.The misprint is yours. The only strange (though not impossible) thing in your OP was the 2nd note being fretted, not open (as the relevant notes in the tab are).

That's what's commonly referred to as an alternate-string pull-off (ASPO), though I dislike the term. It's just plucking the string with the left hand, timed as you would if you'd sounded the string (fingered) at the time you sounded the previous note on another string.

It's an essential and basic part of traditional banjo style. A lot of folks who teach old-time banjo seem to treat it as an advanced technique, which IMO is just plain wrong.

Nov 26, 2022 - 8:00:01 PM

DWFII

USA

536 posts since 1/9/2022

quote:
Originally posted by Dan Gellert

Ah.The misprint is yours. The only strange (though not impossible) thing in your OP was the 2nd note being fretted, not open (as the relevant notes in the tab are).

That's what's commonly referred to as an alternate-string pull-off (ASPO), though I dislike the term. It's just plucking the string with the left hand, timed as you would if you'd sounded the string (fingered) at the time you sounded the previous note on another string.

It's an essential and basic part of traditional banjo style. A lot of folks who teach old-time banjo seem to treat it as an advanced technique, which IMO is just plain wrong.


Well, I was going on memory... and you know how that  goes. I had to really dig to remember where I had seen it.

That said, yes, the error was mine. Apologies.

And thank you for replying.  I think I understand--I'll have to fool around with it and see if I am visualizing it correctly... and if I can do it. lol

BTW, the forum seems incredibly slow this evening--I've been trying to  respond to your post for hours--didn't have enough time to wait for the posting window to load previous to this. Just by way of apology for not getting back to you sooner.

Edited by - DWFII on 11/26/2022 20:03:45

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