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Banjo Lessons: Composition Part 4: 30 Seconds to a Minute Part 2

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>> Here's another song,
written in 30 seconds to a minute.
Really gotta free associate and just kinda
let your brain go blank and
see what comes out.
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Now I don't know if anyone in the crew was
timing that.
Am I over?
I was under.
Okay.
>> [INAUDIBLE] Do you have to write it in
30 minutes or
do you have to play it in 30 minutes, I
mean write it in 30 seconds?
>> You have to write it and play it.
It has to be done in, 30 seconds to a
minute.
>> [INAUDIBLE].
>> Okay.
All right.
Three seconds under 57 seconds, okay.
Now that was a little bit, we're still
rolling here.
Right?
>> Yeah.
>> This is a little informal here.
But the idea is, I started noodling
around.
As I was about to start, as I was about to
start playing, I thought, oh,
let me start up here.
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This is an F chord up here.
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I'll start right there.
And and I had no idea where I'd go from
there and I just started noodling around.
And I started thinking, let me just go
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to the frets that have inlays on them.
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Because the pinky would be there and
the style I'm using and, and I'll talk
about this later is.
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I call it the Shelton
roll
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where I hit the first string and
then do a forward roll
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and just keep doing that over and
over again.
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But so you don't double the middle finger.
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You wanna start with
the index finger each time.
So index on the first string with a
forward roll.
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Index, forward roll.
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Index, forward roll.
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So.
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And I was leap-frogging rather than just
going down.
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Down the frets.
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I jumped over one, up.
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Jump, up, jump.
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So I wouldn't say, that's, that's
a little rough so it's legal to have it
rough and then flesh it out after a while.
I think that's legal.
I'm not so sure about the, the B part.
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But the A part I'm, I'm pretty happy with.
So it's just, you know, it's just a way to
get things going.
So in the end, I'll probably have to come
up with a different B part and
it wont technically be 30 seconds to a
minute, but it's still, it's a nice start.
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And where ever it would go from there.
And again, do send, so some of this
yourself, it can be the 30 seconds to
a minute composition or, you know, a
longer thing and just send in it.
And we'll post it up there and everyone
can get to see what you've done.
Okay.
Thanks.
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