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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.
Now I don't know if anyone in the crew was
timing that.
Am I over?
I was under.
>> [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
>> Okay.
All right.
Three seconds under 57 seconds, okay.
Now that was a little bit, we're still
rolling here.
>> Yeah.
>> This is a little informal here.
But the idea is, I started noodling
As I was about to start, as I was about to
start playing, I thought, oh,
let me start up here.
This is an F chord up here.
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
to the frets that have inlays on them.
Because the pinky would be there and
the style I'm using and, and I'll talk
about this later is.
I call it the Shelton
where I hit the first string and
then do a forward roll
and just keep doing that over and
over again.
But so you don't double the middle finger.
You wanna start with
the index finger each time.
So index on the first string with a
forward roll.
Index, forward roll.
Index, forward roll.
And I was leap-frogging rather than just
going down.
Down the frets.
I jumped over one, up.
Jump, up, jump.
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.
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.
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.