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Beginner Banjo Masterclass

teacher avatar Caleb Martel, Musician and Whipmaker

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Lessons in This Class

21 Lessons (2h 2m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Parts of the Banjo

    • 3. Tuning

    • 4. Fingerpicks

    • 5. Fretting Hand Technique

    • 6. Your First Chords

    • 7. The Forward Roll and Backward Roll

    • 8. The Pinch

    • 9. The Alternating Thumb Roll

    • 10. The Slide

    • 11. Boil Them Cabbage Down

    • 12. The Forward Backward Roll

    • 13. Hammer ons and Pull offs

    • 14. How to Read Tablature

    • 15. The G Lick

    • 16. I'll Fly Away Part 1

    • 17. I'll Fly Away Part 2

    • 18. "I'll Fly Away" Part 3

    • 19. Backing Track-"I'll Fly Away"

    • 20. Other Useful Licks

    • 21. Final Thoughts

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In this class you will learn all the fundamentals a beginner banjo player needs to know.I will cover the basic rolls, chords, and licks, as well as the parts of the banjo, and tuning. 

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Caleb Martel

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1. Introduction: Hi, My name's Kayla Martell, and welcome to the beginner's banjo masterclass. I'll be taking you through step by step everything you need to know. To begin playing the banjo, you'll learn such things as the basic rules, cords, licks, how to read tablature and much more. Thank you for joining this class, and I hope to see you in my other classes as well. So grab your finger picks in your banjo and let's get picking. 2. Parts of the Banjo: Okay, so before we actually start playing, we need to go over a few things that are necessary to know. And the first of these is the parts of your banjo. So we'll start from the bottom end up. This part here is your tail piece. This is where you will lose your strings in place, and then they're gonna come up and they come over your bridge here. And then this will white piece Here is the head. And then around it, we have the flanges with the hooks holding it in place. Then you also have the arm rest here. Some Vandals have them. There's a few that don't. And then here you have the whole neck, which actually the front of it is actually the fretboard or the fingerboard with the little metal frets. So you put your fingers in between to make different notes, and they also have fret markers. You can see it certain frets, and then the back of it Here, Where you in the back of your hand? Iss. That's the neck. So there's actually two different pieces of wood, the fretboard in the neck of two different pieces. Then up here, you have the fifth string nut that holds the string in place down to the tuning peg Here. This is the fifth string tuning Peg. You're straying wraps around that to tune course and, uh, been up here you have the other not for the other four strings. And then you have this whole piece up here is called the head stock. And here you have your tuning posts or tuning pates. Wrap your strings around and then you have, of course, or tuners here and you'll notice here there's a little plate that you can take off for most banjos anyway, and you take that off and there's something called a trust rot in there, which I'll have another class on that it will explain that in further detail. But then, on the back of the Van Joe, if you have a resonator banjo, you'll have a resonator. If you have an open back, it won't have this. The back will be open. And, uh, basically all it does is gets more volume, projects it more and personally, I like it better, but you can get either kind of banjo, So that's all the basic parts that you need to know. So that's it for this lesson. Now let's go over tuning 3. Tuning: All right. So, obviously, a very important aspect of playing vantage of it is making sure you evangelize in tune. And, uh, before we start tuning, uh, you're gonna need a tuner. Now you can get on electronic tuner such as this. I recommend it, especially for beginners. But if not, if you have a keyboard than you can tune to that, Um, but well, I'll be using this for now and also teach you how to tune the banjo to itself And we'll discuss that in a minute. But you're gonna want to get a chromatic tuner. Just clip it on the head stock. And when you hit a string, I'll hit the top string my tuner lights up green If it's in tune and it will show the note that you're playing And of course, you want the top 12 b g But it has to be the high G. It can't just be this g uh, both G but they're an octave apart. Eso whenever you're gonna use this tuning peg. If you turn the tuning peg clockwise towards yourself, it's gonna go down in pitch When you tune it up counterclockwise eyes gonna go up in pitch . My has a little needle on it, and I'm just watching for the needle until it that's right in the middle. Most electronic tuners. We'll have a needle like that, and when it's to the left of the center, then that means it's too flat or too low, so you to hire. And of course, if it's to the right, then it's too high. So the top string G and then the next string, which is actually the lowest sounding string on the thickest as well is your D string. So you want to turn that two D the next you have the G string, Uh, which is an octave lower than the woman just tuned. It's the High G. Uh, that's the loci, and then you have be by and then D again. It's an octave higher than the lowest one. Now, the strings throughout tutorials pretty much any to Tora. You'll hear anyone numbering the strings, and the strings are numbered from the bottom up. So when they say the first string that actually mean this string here the lowest one D string and so the second string is the B string. The third would be the G, The fourth would be the de, and then the fifth would be the highest strength of G. Now there's another way you can tune the banjo. Um, if you don't happen to have any tuner handy or keyboard But you have to assume that the lowest e string isn't too so if it may not be perfectly attuned. But if you tune the other strings in tune relative to that string, it will sound okay, you know, just to get away with if you need Teoh. But you should keep your tuner with your banjo at all times anyway. But, uh, let's just put this out. Uh, and I also forgot to mention that Vandals have two different kinds of tuners. There's thieves. Cesaire called the guitar tuners. They stick out the side, but then you'll see other Vandals that have tuners that stick straight out. And with those, it's with, uh, the guitar style tuners. These two on the top here are the same as this clockwise goes down counterclockwise, goes up with them for needs to down here. Clockwise makes it go up. If you're looking at it down this way because you know they're down here, obviously. But just turn it one way and you'll know which way to turn it. So let's just assume that this strings in tune D string. If you have just a keyboard or something, you know you can tune it kind of practice and test yourself. Eso Theo, this isn't too well. Forget the tuner for now, So we're gonna get the D string. That's in two. Now what? We're gonna dio you'll notice the frets. There's there's usually 22 frets on advantage, but we're going to go to the fifth fret So that means you go up five space is, if you will behind these metal frets they're gonna go opens on open string. Did you play it? No. Frets first fret. All right. So when you hit the fifth fret of the low D string, that's this same know as the next during which is a G. You're not playing a g note. So it should sound the same as the third string or the G string, uh, on that's actually into I didn't put it up to, uh okay, So those 212 now for the G string or to tune the B string you're gonna go to the G string and you're going to go up to the fourth fret. Okay, so open. 1234 Okay, so that makes Savino, which is the second string. So the B string that were tuning sounds flat or low. The G string, the B string. So we need to tune it up. I still need to go up more. Um, just a little bit high. Sometimes it's hard to tell because the strings are different thicknesses, so that does throw it off just a tiny bit. But it works. You'll get you just It's a matter of training your ear to it. I would suggest that every day when you go to practice that you try to tune up by ear first like this just to in the D string, like I said and try to tune it by ear. And then when you're done, check it with the tuner and you'll notice as you progress. You'll get better and better at it. And before long, you'll just be ableto doing the whole thing by year. Okay, so that's close enough for now. Now we'll go to the B string and we're gonna go to the third fret. Okay, so that makes a D de strings pretty flat. So we wanted to hit this? No. Um okay, So now, to to tune the G string, we're going to go to the D string, the high D, the first strength, and we're gonna go up to the fifth fret the same fret that the G string is, if you will permanently fretted at or where the nut iss. That's basically what the nut does. It keeps it permanently fretted there. Oh, it's a little bit flat. Okay, so that's it for tuning relative to each other. Now, a tip for tuning. Uh, whenever you're string is higher, then it needs to be Do this for, uh if you just turn it down just toe where it's into then, you know, worked for now. But you'll notice when you start playing that it's not too long that it drops a little bit lower. And the reason for that is what the night whenever it all that tension is too high and then you release some of it. Not all of it gets released. Sometimes it catches in the not a little bit. So what? I suggest doing is doing a little bit lower, then the desired. No. So, uh, you want If it's too high, you actually wanna bring it down below the note that is supposed to be on, Break it up and either that, or bring it down to that note and wiggle the string a little bit, you know, up close to the night. But I find it easier just to tune it straight down. So if you need to tune to a keyboard, obviously you need to know the notes on it. But I won't go into that right now. If you're a beginner, banjo player used to just get yourself a good tuner. So that's it for this lesson. Thanks for watching. 4. Fingerpicks: Okay, So something else that's important before you start playing is you need to know about your finger picks and what kind out aware them's all that stuff. So you're gonna want three of, um, you're gonna need a thumb pick and two finger picks. Now, there's many different styles. My mine or just to look the finger. Pixar. Just metal finger picks. You see There, um, they come in different thicknesses. My index finger pick is 0.20 and my middle finger, pickens 0.2 to 5. You can experiment with different thicknesses, but don't get too thick or two things these two thicknesses air just about right. There were the first ones that I had, and so I would suggest getting, you know, either one or both of these thicknesses. Then for the thumb pick, you can get plastic thumb picks and metal some picks. The one I'm wearing right now is a plastic one there. Probably more common than metal stone picks. Um, you can't. You cannot adjust thes the plastic ones. Uh, you know, you have to get the relative size, and if you need to adjust it more, you can soak it in hot water and shape it a little bit. But there's different kinds of plastic thumb picks. This is, Ah, it's they called a speed pick, and I do like it. It's better for picking faster. But then there's also you'll probably see these kinds of thumb picks more often. This is a Dunlop. It's a little bit bigger, and it's pretty good for beginners. Um, I wear a large and my thumbs not very big, So you wanna take into consideration When you get a phone pic, try different sizes on. You don't want it to be too loose where it falls off, but you don't want it to be so tight that it's cutting off the blood circulation. But, uh, then there's, as I said before, the metal, some picks. And these are Maura adjustable. This is a pro pick. They're pretty good picks. It gives a different tone than a plastic pick. Um, then, like I said, you can shape the metal, and, uh, you can do the same with the finger picks. You're gonna need Teoh shape them, um, you know, tighten it around your finger. It's you can see that actually separates. Um, I would suggest getting finger picks with little holes like these and them that holds better without doing a super tight. But then you're also gonna want to shape the top of it. You can see how I have it shaped here, kind of curves over the top of my finger, and it goes a little bit past the finger now and you're gonna want it to do that because you don't want your fingernail to catch on the strings. If you only like, straight up, you don't want to doing that you wanted to curve over the talk about like that doesn't have to be perfect. Just get it generally like that. And, ah, how do you progress? Getting more comfortable with picking. You see what's more comfortable for you, and then whenever you're playing, you're gonna plant. You're either one or both of these two fingers here, pinky and ring finger Gonna plant them somewhere close to the bridge. Um, I like toe have mine right about here. Depends. How did you go through lessons? We'll talk about a different tone, but I like mine right about here. You want it to be in a spot that's comfortable for your thumb to rest on the high G string . The fifth string on in these two fingers to be on the first and second string on and you're index fingers sometimes going to go on the third string as well s just put your fingers on the strings. Get let your hand fall where it's natural. Just play around picking random string of your fingers that are planted slide around somewhere You get that sweet spot there and then for the left hand you're gonna want to keep your nails very short, of course, are all still catch on the strings. So next we'll talk about the basic fretting technique. 5. Fretting Hand Technique: Okay, so you probably figured out that you got to make more than just five notes on, uh, As I said before the threats, whenever I first started playing stringed instruments, I didn't know about the frets. I I had a guitar, and I thought there was only, you know, six sounds you could make since there was only six strings. But with the fronts, Uh, there's not a very, very strict technique. Basically, just put your finger on the front, but you want to make sure when you're fretting that you use the tips of your fingers close to the nail, you don't want it to be dig under your nail because that'll obviously hurt. But, um, you're going to use the tip of your finger because you don't want to play like this with your fingers flat. If you notice a lot of players, their hand is almost, uh, I call it the claw position. If you thumb resting on the back of the neck and, uh, you don't want it to be too high up like this or too low, you just want to get where it's comfortable. And, uh, you're whenever you place on the front don't get up closer here. You want your finger to be close to the fret, the actual metal part here. So let's say this is at the fifth fret here. When I played that, I'm pushing down. You don't want to push down so hard that your hands getting sore. You want to push down just hard enough to where you hear a nice, clean sound. So just put your finger on the string. Keep picking it slowly pushed down until you get that note. That's the pressure you should have. And when you think you'll notice there's two frets around the fifth fret here. You want to go to the one that's higher, closer to the Banjul body, and you want to get right behind there. You don't want to be back here, and you'll notice some. You may notice. If you look closely that sometimes players they'll be like in the middle of the fret. That's okay. Just it's just a general rule of thumb to practice. Keeping your finger right up behind that fret so makes so just experiment with, you know, playing different frets on and make sure you practice. Try it with all your fingers even the pinky. But the Yankees the hardest to get used to Friday. But you will need it. Um, And make again. Make sure you use the tips of your fingers not toe where it's like this just about like this. And make sure you have the banjo neck and gold about 45 degrees. You don't want it to be too high up for too low. Um, you'll notice when you play that your arm will get tired from being up here all the time. Uh, you'll just get used to it with practice, so don't worry about that. So that's it for this lesson. 6. Your First Chords: Okay, so now we're actually gonna start playing. We're gonna start off with learning the 1st 3 basic chords. Now, you don't In this lesson, you don't have to practice in practice in practice until you master them. Before you move on, we're just gonna learn them. And then through each Lessing, you'll put that court into use and practice it then So don't worry about, you know, mastering it right now. So the banjos tuned to open G and open G means when he strum it open that it's the g chord because it has the three notes, which we won't go into music theory right now. But, uh, yes. And because of the fifth string being on top. So it's besides, if this string its lowest to highest and then the highest. So that gives you two different sounds whenever you strum. If he's drum down with your thumb, get that sound. But when you strum up with, I usually use this finger as a little bit different. Sounds the same chord. But I like to strum up better against I like to use at the end of the song. It gives just just finishes it really well Okay, so that's the easiest court, obviously, for banjo, but then for the other chords, you're gonna need to fret. So we'll do the D seven chord. Um, for the D seven chord, you're gonna come up to the first fret, and you're going to go to the B string, the second string on the first friend. Okay. And then on the third string, the G string. Uh, you're going to do this Friday at the second fret case, you're going to do those two notes together. So the B string at the first fret on the G string at the second fret now just strong all the strings except for the high G string. And that's your d seven chord. Oh, so practice, drama it with your thumb practice drumming without hitting the fifth string. It's if you accidentally when you're playing, it's not that big of a deal, but it's just good practice. Not because, according to music theory, it's technically not. The Gino is not part of the d seven chord, but, uh, so just practice it like that, okay? And then the next chord is the sea court. So what you're gonna do, you're gonna on the first string, the D string You're gonna do the second front. Oh, on then on the B string you'll do the first Fred again and then we're gonna skip down to the fourth string Dese Lo de and you're gonna do the second friend. And then, of course, you'll have the third G string open. Uh, and then again, just strong the bottom four strings. Hi G string. And that's your C chord, so you'll notice that I'm using certain fingers to do it. You want to use your ring finger to do the first string? Second fret, and then you're gonna use your index finger to do the second string. First fret and then your middle finger for the four string of the second friends. So practice strong these chords G on decent, which I don't think I mentioned. You want to use your index finger for the second string and then your middle finger for the third string. So just practice strumming between these cords. Let's start with G C and back to G and then D for D seven c D seven. So practices chords Like I said, you don't have toe master them right now. We'll put them into practice with the rules 7. The Forward Roll and Backward Roll: All right, So now we're gonna start some of the better banjo techniques of more fun ones. Uh, probably the most outstanding thing on the banjos when you hear someone playing rules, so we'll do the 1st 2 basic rolls forward role in the backward roll. So the forward role is very simple. You're gonna start with the thumb on the fifth string the index on the third string on, then pick the first string with your middle finger, and you just repeat that over and over again. And, like I said before, went about, find a good place to put your hand for this forward role, having your index on the third string and then these two fingers on the outside strings. That's a good way to test while you're doing the role where you want these two fingers to be planted. So start out with this role. Slow until you can do it without making any mistakes, hitting any other strings on disk. Gradually increase the speed and the best way to get faster. Anything is to start out slow, get good at it slow and then gradually increase the speed and you'll see a lot of improvement Theo. Okay, so that's the forward role. Now the backward roll is just Azizi. It's the same thing but backwards. So you start on the first string with your middle finger, the third string with your index finger on the fifth string with your son. Now it's important to note that any time you're practicing the banjo with any of the techniques, you need to make sure that you stay relaxed and you don't want your hand tense all up. It's very easy to get tense playing the banjo, especially the picking hand when you're doing the fast picks. Um, you want to practice just keeping it relaxed, because if it's all tensed up, then you won't be able to play this fast. It will be sloppy. And, of course, that's not good for your arm, either. But, um, then there's actually a variation on the forward and backward. Instead of hitting the third string, uh, you can also hit the second string. So for the forward roll, it will be the fifth string second string first. Here's what the third string and same with the back would be 1st 2nd Now, this doesn't mean that you can just let yourself accidentally hit the second or third string. When we're practicing the role, you want to make sure that you practice say the forward role was hitting the third string. Make sure you only hit that third string. Get comfortable doing that and then practice hitting the second string separately, the same with the back. And then once you get a little bit better at doing those separately, then you could practice combining them. So let's say you want to do tell yourself, Okay, do the Ford roll four times, hitting the third string and then four times hitting second string Theo Theo on back and forth and then do the same with backward rules. So it's important to do that because while you might be able to just do either way, either variation. Just playing around when you're actually playing a song and you're riding up here, it is important that you do the right variation. So that's it for this lesson. 8. The Pinch: Okay, so we're not going to be learning a role. This is a technique used in combination with rules. It's called the Pinch Eyes Used a lot in between licks at the beginning of songs. So basically, all you're gonna dio is you're gonna hit third string with your thumb or index, depending on the song. For now. Just use your thumb on. Then you just take the thumb and your middle finger and pinch the two outside strings of 51st the at the same time on. Of course, he might not always do the third straight on, and then sometimes I would just be pinched by itself. So just practice doing that slow, faster. So that's it for the pinch. So let's go on to the next lesson. 9. The Alternating Thumb Roll: All right, So now we're gonna learn another rule, and this one's called the alternating thumb. It looks like this. OK, so it's called that because your thumb is alternating between the two lowest strings the G and D. But but that's a variation, just like the forward and backward roll. Um, for now, loyalty to the easier variation of it. So you're gonna do you're going to start with the G string, uh, and then you're gonna hit the second string with your index, and then your thumbs gonna come up to the fifth string and then you're middle thing. Yours gonna hit the first string. So your thumbs always gonna be alternating between the fifth string on and either the G string or the D string. Right now we're doing the G string. Uh, eso thumb on the third string. Uh, index on the second string. Come on. The middle on the first wave. Now they're the other variation. Um, your thumbs alternating two times. I guess you could say you're going to start out the same on third on decks on the second and the fifth a little on the first. But then when you repeat the second time your thumbs going to go to the fourth string and then you're gonna do your index on the second. Come on, the fifth middle on the first. So starting on the third string, you just go back and forth between way. So practices role again. Practice one variation at a time, and then you start off slow, gradually improved the speed, practice the other variation and then when you have in both, then practice them both at the same time. You know, switch back and forth between them deliberately. And by that I mean, you know, tell yourself when you're going to switch and switch then and don't just accidentally switched between them. So that's it for this lesson on the wall. 10. The Slide: I good technique for connecting to notes is something called the Slide, and I'm sure you've heard it before. Like in Cripple Creek. Many other songs, of course. Uh, it's in almost every banjo song. Basically, all you dio um, it's done on various frets, but the most common is what's known as the Cripple Creek Slide, and it's going to go to the third string. Second fret and slide to the third friend. But you don't pick it when it comes to the 30. Just slide. Okay, so I don't pick it when it's on the third fret and to make it the Cripple Creek slide, you combine that with an alternating thumb rule and just a simple one. Words on the third, the index on the second, some on the fifth on and middle on the first string. So whatever your thumb hits that third string the first time, that's when you slide on. You can just repeat no one thing. You want to make sure uh, doesn't matter so much when you just get to know it. But once you start getting comfortable with the way you wanna be lifting your finger off after you go to the third fresco. Eso just practice that, uh oh, over and over again and then deal with the because with Cripple Creek role, when you come to that third fret you want it. You don't want that note to ring out. That's, uh, I won't go into music theory, but that's not part of the G major scale, which this song is in G. Major. You don't need to really know about that. Just trust me on this where, you know, lift your finger off assumes you come to the third fret eso you almost want to think of your fretting hand is sliding up, so second fret slide into the third up off. So it's almost like just imagine your finger sliding up off ramp. But make it nice and quickly on experiment, leaving it just a little bit longer, taking out a little bit shorter. You want to make sure you hear it on the third Friday, so that's the Cripple Creek slide. Now there's another slide called the boil. Boil them cabbage down slide. Uh, it's the same thing. Onley You slide up to the fourth fret on this time you hold it because that no is part of the G major scale or it's in the key of G. So, uh, you can combine that with the alternating some roll like you didn't cripple Creek. Now, when you're doing slides, um, when you if you keep going back to the beginning note, Um, I'll find sometimes like this slide. Since I leave my finger on the fourth, I'll just slide it right back down, but not make noise. You can kind of hear, but, you know, obviously, I don't hit that note on what the role you can't hear. I'm lifting pressure off just enough where my fingers still on the string. But it's not fretting notes, so if I pick it one going back, it's a muted. So, uh, that's just what's comfortable for me for this particular slide. Know what you're doing? The Cripple Creek's live since you want toe lift your finger off. I find my finger comes back to the second front, just jumping back in mid air. So practices two slides separately and then practice them. Uh, you know, in succession with each other. So let's say, um, practice the cripple creek side four times and then cabbage downside. Theo and then for fun. You can combine other rules with it, like the Oh, no, not the old training, some forward, backward roll. And you could do the forward role. I can hold that note there. If you want to experiment or good exercise to practise between variations after you do that slide I after the third fret or third string and move on to the first or the second string that for so, huh? And you could do the same with the Cripple Creek slide way. Just keep on the third string. You know, just try a bunch of different rules with it. Have fun with it. Uh, one of the best ways to practice banjo is to experiment. Um, I could go into this later on the lessons, but when you practice Banjo, you wanna have two main parts of practicing. The first part is where you actually practise the techniques and songs. But then after you've done practicing that, just play around on it knows, take some things, you know, try very eating it of varying it. Um, you know, just do whatever you want with that. Just have fun. So the next lesson will put the world on cabins Downside into use in the song or cabbage down 11. Boil Them Cabbage Down: so that was boiled cabbage down. And from the last lesson, you probably recognize the boiling cabbage down slide, and you may have recognised the courts. It's just G c g g seven g c g. Seven. It's very simple song. We won't use tabs for this. It's important to be able to learn songs by Reading Tab, but it's also just important to be able to learn songs without times, because you always have that. So it's good skill tohave learning songs by ear just by watching someone. So this song has mainly has the alternating some role and the forward role. So we're going to start off with the world and cabbage down slides 2 to 4. Slide second fret too forthright on the third string, alternating some role and we'll do that twice. Okay, so if you've been practicing a slide like you should, you shouldn't have any problem with and then after you finished that second rule, you're gonna put a C chord on. And then once you hit that C chord, you're going to hit the second string. Okay, that's your melody note. So you're just gonna hit that with your first finger on and then you're gonna do to full forward rolls. So hit that on. Then start with the thumb. You want to hit the fifth string, and then the first the second string. So melody no. Okay, so fifth string, second string, first string. Okay, So you have the two slides, melody? No. And then make sure when you do that second forward roll, you end first string here, and then you're gonna do to slides again, and then you're gonna play your d seven and then you're gonna the melody knows gonna be on the second front again. I'm sorry. It'll be on the third string. Okay, So this forgetting what I'm supposed to do. Uh, so you have the melody now on the third string. Second fret, then 244 rules. And in this slide again. And then you're gonna repeat the sea again, and then you're gonna dio one more slide. Then you're gonna come down to D seven and just doing alternating, You know, the third string second, strong, straight first string. And then you're gonna end with an open G chord. So you're gonna at the third string and then and you could do one or two inches. Okay, so you have the two slides. See Ford roles slide again, d seven and that melody knows going to be on the third string thing to four rules. Repeat the beginning with the two slides. 24 rules in this lot one slide D seven with an alternating some war on. Then you end with the putting it together. It sounds like this. Okay, so you could drive come to this part of this lesson, and once you have it down and try playing it along with me, we'll do it 1st 1st we'll do it slow, and then we'll speed it up a little bit, and then we'll do it 1/3 time. Going faster way. - Okay , so practice that and makes you remember the right order. The courts don't play see again instead of the G seven like I did so, uh, just keep practicing that song. And like I said, you know, start off slow and work on faster, and I say that a lot, but it is very important. I wish I would have learned that before. I just get into a just start playing fast, but it's very important to start off slow. So that's it for this lesson. 12. The Forward Backward Roll: All right. Now we're gonna combine the 1st 2 roles that you learned into what's known as the forward backward. It looks like this another variation case of Like I said, it's just combining the first tools that you learned. So it's just a little bit different, though. When you when you start out with the forward role, you start with your thumb on the third string on, then your index on the second middle on the first. So you're gonna roll there, and then your thumbs gonna come up to the fifth string. So that's not variation on the forward. Well, you can practice as well. So once your thumb hits that fifth string, you're gonna come back down, hit the first string with your, uh, middle finger, the second string with your first finger or in next finger and then the third string with your, uh, so you just repeat and again start out slow and slowly increase the speed as you get better . And the other variation on that you start with four backward on. Then after you hit that third string, before you start the forward roll again, you're gonna hit this first string with your second finger and then you're going to do the forward backward roll, so it's a little note in between. Change it up a little bit. So the forward role backward third string on the first wave. So again, make sure that your handler means relax while you're doing this. Don't tense all your fingers up. So again with this variation, um, practices separately, and then when you get good at both of them separately, then you can combine the two and exercise just going back and forth between them, telling yourself one to change. 13. Hammer ons and Pull offs: all right, another important technique that you need to be familiar with it. There's two of them. Actually, there's a hammer on and the pull off and the hammer on is what the name implies. You pick a note and then hammer your finger on to whatever for indicated. And then there's the pull off, which is just the opposite. You will have no fretted on and pull it off, which, uh, there's a little bit of confusion with a pulled off. We'll get into that in a minute. We'll start with the hammer ons, so let's just start with the first string. So pluck the first string and then have your hand in position. Have your middle finger floating above the second. Fret on, then just hammer on. I want to make sure you can hear the no eso. You want to put some force behind that, And then the most common hammer ons as a beginner would be there on the second part of the first string on the second string, the first fret. Then on the third string, the second front and the second Fred on fourth Street. Okay, so just practice going through each all the strings. So start with the first string. Do your hammer on and then the same on the 2nd 3rd and fourth. So look like an exercise would look like I and I need to practice those two. You want to make sure. Usually the second fret hammer ons you want to do with your middle finger and then with the first right hand runs, which is for this exercise only on the first string or the second Street. Uh, use your first finger. Okay, So just go up and down, just go back and forth with that, gradually increasing the speed, and next we're going to do pull offs. Now, whenever I said a little bit, there's some confusion about it. When you pull off, you think Are you just pull straight off. But you don't just want to pull straight up you. Actually, I'll do it up here. I can see a little bit better. Probably. You can almost hear there's a technique called bending where you pull the string. Okay, so when you do a pull off, you you Actually, there's two other names called a pluck off or a push off, because you actually want to push it or pluck it off, so I'll get up closer so you can see it better here. So when you let's take the second front of the first string that and you don't just pull straight up, you wanna pull the string down a little bit on, then snap it off. Or, um, there's two ways to do it. Pull down towards the ground or to push it up sometimes with this strings easier to pull because you don't want to hit the other strings. Um, just try both techniques. See what's easier for you and again, do the exercise go through. All of them. All the strings. Same frets. Second fret of the first string on the second string. Do the first fret first finger, then on the third string. Second fret with the second finger on, then Same on four straight. Okay, there's another pull off, um, another type of pull off that you dio where you your friend behind that pool. So let's take like the Cripple Creek slide. The second and third fret. This is almost like the opposite of that. You just going backwards. So have to your two fingers planted on the second and third fret of the third string. It hit the string, the third fret on. Then push or pull off or flick off on and you'll hear second friends standing. Five open. So you can, uh, doing it this way gives you a lot more room for doing more notes. Sometimes it's pull off from the 52nd friend, but we won't get into that. Just try this on. You wanna be careful? Uh, see, I'm hitting that string there. You don't want to hit that. I sometimes kind of hard not to, but, uh, with practice, you'll get it. Okay, So just like I said, practice going through with way. And then there's the same with the hammer ons from, like, the second or third front. So you can, uh, slides and hammer ons like the Cripple Creek slide to three. You can hammer on 2 to 3. Okay, It's pretty simple. Just have your first or second finger on the second fret, and then do either you know your other finger next. After that, it's pretty simple. So, you know, with State Cripple Creek, uh, course, you'll learn that later on. Not in this class, but just playing around with slide anyway. You can play around with that. So that's it for the Hang Ron's and pull offs. 14. How to Read Tablature: all right, and this lesson will be learning the basics of tablature. Now, if you're not, you may be familiar with it a little bit, but basically all it is, it's five lines, and each line represents a string of the banjo. And there you can see, I have here the strings number with numbers and the note names. So the top line is your first string. Then, of course, the 2nd 3rd 4th on. And you'll notice any time music has the tuning for the banjo they have The high G is a lower case G, so you can tell the difference. So this is used instead of music. Banjo doesn't read music or you don't read music for the banjo. Um, and stay. They have the tablature, and you'll see, uh, number numbers on the lines such as this. Okay, so zeros indicate that you play string open. So with this here, that's the high G string open. Eso I just plucked the open G string and then here next g string, uh, open. And then you open D this pattern that's the forward role. So this is how forward roll looks on tablature for taps and then Of course, it would just repeat itself all the way down. However far music goes. But then, of course, if you fret, um, whenever there you play more than one note at the same time, such as a C chord. That's what a C chord looks like. So you do the second fret of the D string, the first string and then the first fret of the B string. And there goes my marker in the open G string, Uh, in the second fret of the D string. That's your C chord. So whenever they're in a straight line, that means you playing at the same time. But when they're separated, then you would, of course, played the new separate Now. So like a G chord strumming a G chord, it would just be zeros all the way down. Now you also need to know the timing. So let's say for that for a forward roll, um, you'll see limes such as this. Okay, so in tablature. Well, before we get into that, you need to understand basic timing if you don't already. So when you do music, you count a lot of banjo music is in 44 time I look like that? Um, that means there's gonna be four beats in each measure and 1/4 note receives one beat. Now, a measure would be say, when you see align each space. Um, so this is one measure right here. So for four, that means there's four beats per measure. So we have 1234 beats, so that's a full measure. Now, whenever I said 1/4 new quarter note would be this with a long line like that. Okay, so whenever you can't you say you'll count with music and 44 time. 12341234 over and over again. And that's because it's in 44 time. If it was in 34 time with the three on top, then you would just count to 3123123 and there would only be 3/4 notes, a total of three beats. So let's say banjo has a lot of eighth notes. Let's see what eighth notice? An eighth note looks. I'll do it over here. It looks like that That's 2/8 notes, so I'll just do say to eighth notes here. Okay, so this year's an eighth note. That's a need to know what it's Nathan note by itself. It just has a little flag on there, okay? And so that would be one. And so for counting eighth notes, let's just make all these eighth notes. So now Now, of course, this isn't 44 time anymore, so you would count one and two. And okay, so now this is in 24 time because there's only two beats in the measure, but we just cross that out and put it to their So because there's a total of 48 notes, 2/8 notes. Equal 1/4? No. Okay, so it's just a little bit of fractions here, but, uh, so we'll just go ahead and do that. 2/8 notes equals one. Okay, so and then you have. Then you have what's called 1/2 note and 1/2. No usually has or extend the lines a little, make sure still in view. Okay, so half no would be, Let's say we strung a D seven chord. Okay, so half note. It's just a little line. That's just making it worse. Okay, just a little line like that. And that has to beats. Okay, so when have you come to that? You would hold the D seven court. So you strong the d seven chord? Uh, you hold after to be so be to and they there will be more notes, obviously, after that, and you go into next notes. So for this forward role here, let's just go ahead and do that. An eighth note. So heavy one and and then strong a C chord on and? And then, uh, this isn't Just ignore this for now. And then for this, use trauma de seven chord for one to and then move on. Okay, so obviously 2/4 notes equals 1/2 note. Okay, So that therefore 4/8 notes would be in 1/2 half. Now, see, there's 4/8 notes here. This is the total space of ah, half no or two beats. Okay. Now, like I said before, there's also 34 so there's three beats in each measure. So you would count 123123124 It's just 1212 Okay, so, uh, this it's kind of similar to music. Um, it's a lot easier to learn. Learn faster And like I said before, Banjo doesn't read music unless you're doing a classical banjo. But that's very rare. And it's very rare to find anything books that teach music for banjo. But, um, this is what you're gonna use for as faras reading notation. And, uh, then there's also and tablature there will be. You might see this sometimes. Okay, that indicates a hammer on. And, uh, no, we learned that already. So just ignore Russian this Let's just say, you know, we're gonna hammer on 0 to 2. So it's eight notes, remember? So be one and hammer on on the and then pull off would be the same. So let's just say we pull off under that Sophie one born and to pull off on that next beat there and then a slide. I will just stick a slide in here. Slide is gonna have a line. Okay, so this here, this is on the third string, the G string. Okay, so second fret, um, up to the fourth. And let's say eighth and what's so be on? And okay, so I think that's pretty much everything at least that you need to know for now. Um remember to cow. It's It's a good habit to tap your foot when you play or to count in your head. It could be a little tricky at first, but at least top your foot. Um, you know it's to help keep time, Type your foot on the down beats. So be like 1234 and so forth. Um, and I think that covered pretty much everything that you need to know for now. About tablature. Um, there's one other thing. Um, there's also a whole notes, okay, And a whole note. You hold for four beats. So if it's in 44 time, that would be the whole measure. But to four time. That would be for, like, two measures. So 2/2 notes equal one whole note, which there's nothing for it when there's a whole note. Um, there's just no simple underneath it. And, uh, therefore, you know, 4/4 notes equals a whole note, and so 1/8 notes equals a whole note. So, um, it's pretty simple. Uh, you know, just basic fractions, really? For the timing. So, um, I'll have a link for for tabs for just a very basic song toe learn Come. It's just give me that old time religion common tune. And, uh, like I said, I'll leave the link below for that. Um, it would be very simple tablature to follow along with, and, uh, I think that's pretty much it. I've covered just about everything that you need to know for now. So that's it for this lesson. 15. The G Lick: All right, Now we're gonna learn your first lick, and this is a very one More fun likes to dio If you've heard banjo music, then you've heard this like it's called the G lick. And it's used thousands and thousands and thousands of times playing the banjo for pretty much any song. You're gonna use it a lot, maybe as an ending in between melodies, whatever. So to start it, you're gonna do a forward roll starting on the third strong eso before we started rolls with festering. This time you're going to start it with the third string. Okay, so you're gonna do roll on, then you're gonna do like a Cripple Creek slide just 2 to 3. Oh, third string, but you don't have toe. Let it up real quick like you did before. You can keep it, and then you're gonna have the D string with your thumb in the second front of D string, and then you're gonna hit the G string with your index finger or with your thumb. If you're doing it slow, you could do with your thumb. But once you start practicing this pretty fast, then you're gonna want to use your index finger case of forward roll slide D string. Second fret. Now, this this is an easier version of the G. Like we'll get into the a little bit more complicated version in a minute. But when you do the 2 to 3 slide, you don't want to do it real quick. Like in Cripple Creek. You don't want to do that. You want to even it out. Okay, so you're gonna count, like one b each so but you want it when you're playing, you want to make sure you're tapping your foot. Okay, so it's gonna be to beat, so you don't have a second time to and, uh, course when you're actually playing it's not gonna be counted like that. But this for now, we're calling on my banjo. Uh, just for now, when you're getting used to it, just play it like that. So the role to okay, so a little bit faster, you can shorten that slide just a little bit when you're playing slow. You want to be more even now, but get faster. Uh, you can do it a little bit faster. Okay? So just keep practicing that So once you get used to that. We're gonna do one that sounds like this. Okay, so you're gonna do Ford role going to start with your index on the third string, do the slide, but you're gonna, uh when you do the basic version, it really doesn't matter whether you use your thumb er index to slide, but this time you want to use your index to slide. Okay, Now, whenever you slide assumes your finger comes onto that third fret, you're gonna hit the first string with your index finger at the same time that it comes on eso You might want to practice this separately, do the slide, and as soon as your finger slides onto that third fret at first string, so sound like, uh okay, so approx it like that. So we have way. Now you're gonna want to take your finger off pretty quick. After that third fret goes assumes you have this drink a same time with this. You're gonna hit that third string open with your first finger and then assumes you lift that off from the third friend. Hey, you're just going to go right on ahead to the front In the second fret of the D String Ford role slide with hitting the first ring and Fred, take your finger off and put on the second fret third with your index and then the some on the low D. The second fret your index is going to come up in the first string, all right, so I'll do that slow for you now for this. Doing it this way. It's important to use the fingers that I told you to use, uh, you want. It doesn't a matter for the easier version as much. But for this, this is modified like a modified G lick, where it's easier to do it faster once you get practicing. When you start playing fast songs, it's a lot easier to do this cause with this a lot of pausing. So it's easier to fill in those pauses with, like hitting the first ring at the same time. This line. All right, so just keep practicing that and remember, keep your hand relax. Don't tense it. And, uh, remember to keep in mind how you're supposed to be fighting with the left hand and, uh, one thing I want to mention to for sliding or whenever you're doing slide like Cripple Creek slider Boiled cabbage down slide. Um, I've seen some people do it with their index finger. Very good. Professional players do it that way. But then I've seen some deal with their middle finger. I'm more comfortable with my middle finger. Um, on. Of course, you can use this finger front there. Generally, uh, it's easier for me to use the same finger for all the fretting and this look, the slide. And on the second front, you can use that finger to and, uh, so just experiment with that. See which fingers more comfortable for you. Um, that's pretty much There's no other fretting work for this lick. So it's pretty simple, so just keep working on that. 16. I'll Fly Away Part 1: All right. So here we are at the class project, I'll fly away. So if you looked out, scroll down below the lessons. You'll see a link to the pdf for the sheet music for it or the tabs, so print that out. But before you've done that, make sure you've got giving that old time religion and you've done that and are familiar with it. I'll just play through it real quick. So you kind of get an idea what it sounds like. - Okay , so if you haven't done that already, go ahead and do that before you do this and practice you complaining about like that So I'll just take you through all fly away through each measure kind of explained everything that's going on so you can understand it. Uh, so we'll start with the first measure if you don't know what a measure is. Um, it's just in each space between each line on the tablature. So, for example, this here will be the first measure up to that first line. Second measure, third and so on. So and he's sure that you've watched my tutorial on how to read tablature. If you don't know already So, uh, so the song starts out with the boiled cabbage downside. If you remember, slide 2 to 4 on the third string and you'll notice below each of the notes I labeled. You'll see like T I t m. And then you'll see numbers like it starts out with two. Well, the numbers are for which finger in the left hand to use So you can see for the 1st 2 notes I have to. So that means you're going to use your second finger for that slide and then for t I in tm and so forth. If you see on giving that old time religion, I actually have labeled what those stand for, but T is for thumb. So you're gonna hit that with your thumb on? Then you'll see I for Index and M for middle. It's pretty easy to understand. So you're gonna do that? Welcome. Cabs down slide with an alternating some role. Make sure as soon as that you can see I have on the tab. As soon as you're reached, the fourth fret. Oh, Then you're gonna hit that second string with your index finger. So it almost sounds like one. No, because remember, the forefront of this string bird string is the same as the open second, so Oh, then continue with the role. Then you're gonna dio third string open. Then you're gonna do some single notes. The second open string. Third open, second open first round of the second. Remember to use your fingertip for your Friday hand. Make sure you use your fingertips. Don't be doing it like this. Use the tip like that. Okay, so then, for the fourth measure, it's gonna be open second, then second fret of the third string and then coming next measure gonna dio on that we're gonna do to foreign rolls on after two foreign roles, then hit the fifth string again like you're gonna do another Ford role and actually going to do the third string as well. Eso It's almost almost any forward rolls. You just don't hit the first string on the 3rd 1 thing you're gonna Instead of hitting that first string, you're gonna bring your thumb to the second front of the fourth string on index on the open third Theun open, four in a pinch, then open 4th 2nd fret four string, then open third had all those with your thumb case up? No, I said about this in the tutorial for reading tablature, but, um, for the eighth notes and quarter notes and so forth, the eighth notes are tied together by little bars or flags. The quarter notes are just straight lines by themselves, the longer lines and then you'll see at the very end, the very last measure. Those last two notes the open third and then the strong those air half notes and you can see the line is half the length of according no. So for this whole song is in 44 time or common time. So it's four beats per measure, so I recommend that either tap your foot or count with it. So let's just take the first. Members will be, uh, you might be a little confusing for you. Eighth notes at first. So let's just take the second measure and, you know, with eight notes, you would stay one and two. And so let's take the first role on the first measure, or you can keep saying for three and four end for quarter notes. Whatever is easier. I find it easier to keep saying one and two and instead of switching back and forth, So I dio, um and I recommend that if you count, especially for your first few songs and kind of out loud, uh, it makes it a lot easier. And like I said, get used to topping your foot. Um, if you have a Metrodome, that'd be great. I won't go into too much detail talking about a matter no out of the for the next banjo class. So, so far we have the first row, so I'll just play through that for you on starts rolling. So this is basic. These next few measures basically repeat. You'll have that role again at the end of the the eighth measure that slide with the alternating some thieves. The same thing is the first line thing when you come to here at the end of the fourth measure. Instead of hitting the third Open, you'll hit the second open on, then to forward rolls where instead of the 5th 3rd 1st its 5th 2nd 1st the same. It's almost three rolls, except on the third rule. You don't hit the first string, you come down the string, so two roles I want to get the second string. Bring your tongue to the open. Third open. Second, second. Those roles. Okay, so that's the end of the verse. 17. I'll Fly Away Part 2: it's the end of the verse. So on the course you'll see at the end of that measure, you'll see 000103 You're gonna pinch another type of pinch. But you do the first and second string with these two fingers. Then from the first Friday of the second string, on the third fret of the second string, same note the third part of the second string open first. Okay, so on. Then you're gonna do forward rolls, leaving that finger on the third Fret. Then when you come to the third role, you're just gonna do the fifth string in the first string. Okay, so it's just 2/8 notes and then you'll come to quarter notes open. Second first, fret open 1st 2nd 2nd friends third, then open third again. And you're gonna dio, um, 2.5 forward rolls like you did at the very beginning. The threat of fifth string, third string first rate on that roll just fits. And third string on, you're gonna bring it some down to the second round of the fourth string open third way open for open third pinch and then you'll have the open fourth and second froth we're gonna do open second open, third open, second, first round of the second Open 2nd 2nd on. Then you're going to do 2.5 4 rules with the fifth string. Second string first on the third role. You just get the second string. Just do 5th 1st open second. No way. Second fret of the third string open, third and strong. How far down does Okay, So be sure to pay attention for the quarter notes and eighth notes. The only 2/2 notes are in the very last measure. So when you do the roles, make sure that you don't get lost in the counting. Um, still, like with afford role, Sometimes it's sometimes easier to get lost on that. It was for me. So just take the 16 measure here the four rolls with, um, a lot of beginners easily get lost in those. So if you're having a little bit of trouble keeping timing on those, then just, uh, forget the rest of the song for now and just work on that or any other problems that keep happening over and over again. When you come through, just, you know don't worry about the rest of the song. Just play that measure over and over and over again. So if you're having trouble counting on those roles instead of playing through the song over and over again having trouble with that, just play that measure over and over again. So Ah, good practice. Have it. Um, any time you're learning any song technique, Just pretty much anything. Uh, just isolate the one little problem that you have and repeat and repeat, and you'll overcome that problem a lot faster. That way again to you. So I'll just play throughout, fly away slowly once, and then I'll go through a little bit faster. And you can play along if you want. - Way , Way. All right. So once you have this down, then it's time to start your class project. Uh, what we're gonna dio is your Basically, in a way, you make your own arrangement of it or, uh, at embellishments. This is a pretty important skill for any musician. Basically like something you could dio, uh, you could have just pinches at the beginning. Uh, you know, throwing hammer on to pull offs where you think you would want them uh, I'll show a few examples, but this sounds pretty hard, but you don't have to work on it just yet. Learn it and then finished the rest of this class and you'll see at the end, I have video, other useful licks. You can use those in here. It doesn't have to be anything fancy. You cannot, you know, even if it's just a couple little things. You know, it depends on what you like, how you want it to be. So I'll give a few examples here, Like I said you could do for, um if you go to, uh, say the end of the third line, uh, city from the 21st measure, uh, you could add a hammer on from the 21st to 22nd measure. So started the 21st on that. First noted that, uh, 22nd measure where you had the second front of the fourth string. Instead, you can hammer on, so hit the open fourth on camera on to the second, and nothing you could do. Teoh Very the benches. Instead of pinching every time you can change that 2 2/8 notes and do each one at a time fifth in the first. So instead of just doing a bunch of inches, uh, you know, some change it up. So this concludes the end of session one session to will get moment terrible. Just playing first few measures and instead of pensions, all 18. "I'll Fly Away" Part 3: okay, so you could do that with the pinches. Um, And then another thing you can dio, uh, you'll see later on in the lessons at the end, I have one other useful licks. Um, you can you can take those and you'll see what I mean. When you watch the video, you can add, you know, things like that you don't have to worry about it right now. Uh, you know, right? You can start adding your own variations right now to it if you want. But when you finish the class and have watched all the lessons, then you'll have a lot more to work with. Uh, but like whenever you learn the G like, for example, if you haven't already at the end of the 15 measure the 14th and 15th measure, that's when the course or the verse ends in the course begins in the 15th measures. So 14 15 measure sounds like this. I'm so instead of that, you can do G like, uh, 14th measure. You have the third, and that's the first note of the G. Like, so you can just see Oh, okay. Uh, then for unending instead of just strumming you could do one of the end looks that I teach you like that. This fun little trick to do whenever you stronger. Whatever. Just push lightly. Push with your fingers on the banjo ahead and then shift the neck forward. Not sure if it can pick it up on the camera, but try it. You should be able to hear, Uh, just don't push too hard. You don't wanna break your banjo. Um, so that's just a few examples of variations you can dio, um, burning for another ensure you could do look like and, you know, that's just the first string festering hammer on to the second part of the fourth string on your do an alternating some rule, it's a second string. You're gonna hit the open second, I think his fifth string of first drink on jump into it. So Okay, so, uh, that's all do for now, Um, So when you do, you clap. When you do your class project, uh, very video yourself and leave a link to you playing it playing euro variation. Uh, love to see that. Um, you don't have to, but it's just, you know, something fun to dio. Uh, so I'll just go ahead and play my own arrangement about fly away. Kind of give you an idea. You can, you know, play video back in slow motion. You know, try to learn some of the licks. If I don't teach him, that's another valuable thing to learn. I've learned quite a few songs just by going to YouTube and playing them back and still emotion watching their hands. Uh, because a lot of stuff you can always find tabs for you're gonna have toe learned by ear or by year end by watching. So I would recommend that you start doing that as well. So let's play a little bit of all fly away way. Uh, okay. So just get creative with it and, you know, look upon you to some other useful licks. You confined for it? Uh, that look I did at the end is called shaving a hair cut. Um, I'll teach that in the next class, but if you want to go ahead market now looking up on YouTube So that's it for this lesson. So let's keep working on it, and hopefully I'll see you playing in a video 19. Backing Track-"I'll Fly Away": one to 34 way , - way . 20. Other Useful Licks : okay. There's another lick. It's usually done over a D chord. Sounds like this. All right. So you can see at the end. It's kind of similar to the lick. We did this. Now, eso you're going to start with heading the low D string, then hit the first string twice with your middle finger. Then you're gonna come to the second string second fret, and you're gonna hammer onto the start using your first finger, and you're gonna do Ford role. So do the D string I d String. And after that, you're gonna do another full Ford role. Only afternoon that hammer on, you're gonna move your middle or index finger, whichever one was on the second front up to the second front of the first string. Okay, so looks like this. Then you're gonna take everything off, do the backward roll on then Venice. Just like look, we just learned variation. Okay, so first straight or the fourth string first string twice. 23 hammer on the second string, then Ford role. Then remember, plant this finger right after you hit the first string and do the fifth string thing. You're gonna put that finger on the second fret first string. Then do another forward roll with the second string string fist string Take everything off Do the backward roll on the 1st 2nd 3rd when you come to remember Teoh, do this Pull off 3 to 2 or just two in the first string on the third string. Okay? And then there's another lick. Two parts it's usually done like doing banjos on and the same one he is this, like, this pass elected past two. So you're gonna do a slide? Um, start. You're gonna do a pinch with the second front of the first string and then hit the festering, then slide up to the fifth fret. So you're gonna sly and then hit that fifth Fret. Okay, so pinch, get the fifth fret of the first string. Everything often do a backward role in the for when you come to that, then come back down to the second fret and do afford role Fist string in the second string . First string Come back to the fifth string again. So 52nd 1st with the second fret fit again. I took everything often do just like the past, like on the second fret or 32 to pull off. First drink on the open third, and whenever you slide up to the fifth, fret on, Hit it again. You can hit. You do know that if you want the fifth fret, that's the same notice a G note here. So it's not that big of a difference. Oh, okay. So you can do that. Look by itself. Just depends where it gets pleased. Um, And then there's on optional second part you could do to it. Now, this one, it might be a little bit trickier for you, but it if it's too hard, that's okay. You don't have to worry about it, but it is a lot of fun. Todo So you wanna learn it, then go for it. Uh, so you do this The first part on you could do a pension between and then you're gonna do like a boiled cabbage down slide 2 to 4 on the third string. Or but you're gonna do a forward roll strings 321 After the slide, slide up before Theo. Second unit, the second string. Whenever this finger gets to four, threat the first string. Oh, take it off. Do the open second theme, then you're going to do the second front of the four string and open four string and 5th 5th string. Second fret of the third string, forthright in the fourth string pinch the 1st 3rd string. So, like I said, it's a little trickier, especially for a beginner, so you don't have to necessarily do that. It's optional, but, uh, you can't learn it just, you know, practice it slowly, work your way up in speed, so that's it for these licks. 21. Final Thoughts: Congratulations. You made it to the end of this class, and I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did. Uh, just remember to keep practicing your basic rolls. Use that. It's a good warm up techniques to do before you really start practicing your songs. Uh, remember to always tap your foot or count your head to keep time. That's very important. Um, I really can't stress the importance. Enough of that. I recommend that you get a Metrodome at this point. Now, if you haven't already, I won't explain much about that. Uh, I have another class after this continuing from this class, and I'll probably go more in depth in playing with the Metro. No, uh, be sure to check that out and, uh, remember to keep improvising on the class project. I'll fly way, uh, very important. And for some people, hard. But others find easy thing to do. But the more you do it, the body, you'll get at it. And I encourage you. Just Teoh, you know, do that with all songs that you learned. Once you learn a song, then just kind of put it to your own style, your own liking so, uh, that's pretty much it. So thank you for taking this class and I hope to see in the next one.