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Banjo Lessons: Arpeggios in D

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Let's do.
Let's go to D now.
Let's do some D Arpeggios.
That's the first one we'll do.
[SOUND] And then just jump up to your D
[SOUND] Three fingers of which you're
gonna be using here on the first three
Your half position D up here, and you'll
just arpeggiate it.
back down open first of the single string
thing there at the end.
then we can get a little bit higher up the
neck by going.
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.
So again, if you're doing something like
Nine Pound Hammer,
you could throw it into that by going.
Now let's keep going on.
Let's do a D sixth chord.
Here's an extended D sixth, little bit of
a grab.
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
Index on the 12th fret of the second.
Thumb wrapped around the fifth string.
Backward roll.
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.
Kay now we're going to the D seventh
That sounds impressive when you get it up
to speed,so.
When you're in your D seventh position,
just move the D seventh.
Up between the, that position up between
the tenth and 11th strings, I'm sorry,
tenth and 11th frets.
Add the thumb on the tenth fret of
the fifth, add the pinky to the twelfth
fret of the first and back down.
when working out of that position you can
do something like this.
than doing the entire arpeggio, you can
take an element of it.
And use that for
just a quick D lick or you can do things
like descending scale patterns, like.
Now here's another D seventh
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.
Add the pinkie on the 16th
fret of the fifth, first string.
that's just a nice little thing to get
used to playing.
Here's the D ninth arpeggio.
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.
Get the C note, the flatted seventh on
the tenth fret of the fifth string with a
pinkie [NOISE] and back down.
here's a more extended D ninth lick in
So you're going from the D [NOISE] to the
E, which is the ninth.
[SOUND] The D seventh.
Then do the same thing up an octave.
[SOUND] 14th to the 16th on the 4th
Grab the 12th fret of 5th string.
[SOUND] 14th fret of the 1st string with
your ring.
And then a D major seventh to finish off.
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.
Then the second fret
of the second string [NOISE] is the major
[SOUND] One, two, three, four, five, six,
And right there, the C-sharp here.
[SOUND] The 11th the 11th fret of the
fifth string, that's also the major 7th.
And those are the arpeggios.
Feel free to send a video and I'll check
it out.