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Banjo Lessons: Bela Arpeggio Technique

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[MUSIC]
That's an introduction that I did for
one of my tunes called Ditzy and Zesty
from my World Turning Album.
And I was very fortunate to have Bela show
me this technique which
allowed me to do that.
Little passage right there.
It's a very handy little technique.
It's an, a chord arpeggiation technique
basically.
And open it's these notes right here.
[MUSIC]
It's an inside forward roll.
Fifth third second.
Then you go to the fifth string.
[SOUND] And then open first.
Open fifth and ninth.
It's starting to go backwards with the
middle and the second and
the index on the third.
[MUSIC]
And
we can just you could play a D seventh
chord.
[MUSIC]
G seventh.
[MUSIC]
Start on the open fifth.
[MUSIC]
Add the fifth string.
The tenth fret.
[MUSIC]
Then add the pinky on the 12th fret
of the first string.
[MUSIC]
Just move it down one fret to the C.
Or wherever you want to go.
Anything you want to do.
So we could do a little bit of this.
It's just a little.
Etude I guess you could say.
[MUSIC]
And that gives you a G6.
[MUSIC]
One two three four five six.
[MUSIC]
Except you're grabbing the sixth on
the fifth string.
[MUSIC]
Then a D seventh.
[MUSIC]
Here's your seventh.
[MUSIC]
Get a high F sharp note there on the 16th
fret of the first string.
[MUSIC]
Now without
changing your position radically.
Middle stays where it is.
The index goes down one fret to the 12th
fret of the second.
The thumb stays on the fifth string.
[MUSIC]
At the 12th fret.
[MUSIC]
And
the pinkie goes to the 15th fret of the
first string.
[MUSIC]
And then move the index up one fret while
the middle stays where it is on the 14th
fret of the third string.
[MUSIC]
And
the thumb is on the 14th fret of the fifth
string.
[MUSIC]
And
the pinkie goes to the 17th fret of the
first string.
[MUSIC]
So thus far you've got.
[MUSIC]
Sorry.
[MUSIC]
Once again.
[MUSIC]
To the C.
[MUSIC]
And
now just move the index down one fret to
the 12th fret of the second string.
[MUSIC]
Thumb on the 12th fret of the fifth
string.
Pinky to the 17th fret of the fifth
string.
And then.
[MUSIC]
Here's your D seventh.
[MUSIC]
Fifth string 11th fret of the second.
Tenth fret of the first.
Tenth fret of the fifth.
Pinky on the 12th fret of the first
string.
[MUSIC]
So put together you get.
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