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Banjo Lessons: Arpeggios in D

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[MUSIC]
Okay.
Let's do.
Let's go to D now.
Let's do some D Arpeggios.
[MUSIC]
That's the first one we'll do.
[SOUND] And then just jump up to your D
chord.
[SOUND] Three fingers of which you're
gonna be using here on the first three
strings.
Your half position D up here, and you'll
just arpeggiate it.
[MUSIC]
And
back down open first of the single string
thing there at the end.
[MUSIC]
And
then we can get a little bit higher up the
neck by going.
[MUSIC]
So you're doing that.
You've got the bottom part of your D
position, D chord.
[SOUND] And then just move it exactly up
the neck.
[SOUND] And add the middle finger on the
fifteenth fret of the second string.
[SOUND] And with your ring finger,
which is at the sixteenth fret of the
fourth string.
[SOUND] Move it to the sixteenth fret of
the fifth string.
[MUSIC]
Sorry.
[MUSIC]
Okay.
So again, if you're doing something like
Nine Pound Hammer,
you could throw it into that by going.
[MUSIC]
Okay.
Now let's keep going on.
Let's do a D sixth chord.
[MUSIC]
Here's an extended D sixth, little bit of
a grab.
[MUSIC]
So you're like this then.
I'm, you could use the pinky, but I find
that it gets my thumb out of position, so
I use the ring [NOISE] on the sixteen fret
of the fourth string.
[SOUND] Middle on the 14th fret of the
third.
[MUSIC]
Index on the 12th fret of the second.
[MUSIC]
Thumb wrapped around the fifth string.
[MUSIC]
Backward roll.
[MUSIC]
The thing
about these positions, these, these
arpeggios is even if you're not utilizing,
utilizing them for anything, it's just
good practice.
It just gets your fingers limbered up and
I think,
it'll affect all of your playing in a
really positive way.
So it's not a bad idea to use this as one
of your warmup exercises for practicing.
Just play a bunch of these and just get
your fingers moving and stretching.
Little ca, Banjo calisthenics if you will.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
'
Kay now we're going to the D seventh
arpeggio.
[MUSIC]
That sounds impressive when you get it up
to speed,so.
[MUSIC]
When you're in your D seventh position,
just move the D seventh.
[MUSIC]
Up between the, that position up between
the tenth and 11th strings, I'm sorry,
tenth and 11th frets.
[MUSIC]
Add the thumb on the tenth fret of
the fifth, add the pinky to the twelfth
fret of the first and back down.
[MUSIC]
Now
when working out of that position you can
do something like this.
[MUSIC]
Rather
than doing the entire arpeggio, you can
take an element of it.
[MUSIC]
And use that for
just a quick D lick or you can do things
like descending scale patterns, like.
[MUSIC]
Sorry.
[MUSIC]
Okay.
Now here's another D seventh
[MUSIC]
So you're doing the D seventh down here,
going to the pinky on the fourth fret of
the fourth string.
D seventh, open first which gives you a
chance to do the,
do that exact same position up and octave
between the 16th, 14th and 13th frets.
Grab the 12th fret of the fifth string
with thumb.
[MUSIC]
Add the pinkie on the 16th
fret of the fifth, first string.
[MUSIC]
And
that's just a nice little thing to get
used to playing.
[MUSIC]
[MUSIC]
Okay.
Here's the D ninth arpeggio.
[MUSIC]
So
you're arpeggiating [NOISE] the D and then
you have the [NOISE] to the ninth, [NOISE]
which is E with the ring and then borrow
the first two strings with the index.
[SOUND] The seventh fret.
[SOUND]
Get the C note, the flatted seventh on
the tenth fret of the fifth string with a
pinkie [NOISE] and back down.
[MUSIC]
Now,
here's a more extended D ninth lick in
arpeggio.
[MUSIC]
So you're going from the D [NOISE] to the
E, which is the ninth.
[SOUND] The D seventh.
[SOUND]
Then do the same thing up an octave.
[SOUND] 14th to the 16th on the 4th
string.
[SOUND]
Grab the 12th fret of 5th string.
[SOUND] 14th fret of the 1st string with
your ring.
[SOUND]
And then a D major seventh to finish off.
[MUSIC]
I'm using the pinkie here.
[SOUND] And then middle and ring.
[SOUND] Open first.
[SOUND] Which gives you a chance to jump
up to the [NOISE] middle and index on
the second and third string, so that the,
[NOISE] eleventh and tenth frets.
Thumb at the 11th fret of the 5th string.
[SOUND] The D note up here on the 12th
fret of the 1st string.
I'm using the ring for that in this case,
as opposed to the pinky.
[MUSIC]
Then the second fret
of the second string [NOISE] is the major
seventh.
[SOUND] One, two, three, four, five, six,
seven.
[MUSIC]
And right there, the C-sharp here.
[SOUND] The 11th the 11th fret of the
fifth string, that's also the major 7th.
[MUSIC]
And those are the arpeggios.
Feel free to send a video and I'll check
it out.
[MUSIC]