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Banjo Lessons: “Golden Slippers” - Down The Neck

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All right.
This is the down the neck version of
Golden Slippers, and it's really nice.
It works really nicely up the neck and it
works really nicely down the neck.
And this is a little minimalistic.
It's a little like Phillip Glass to a
certain extent.
I always though Phillip Glass should write
a banjo piece cuz banjos are so
potentially.
Minimalistic of all the rolls and
everything.
So.
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So that's what we're doing here.
So there's, there's a two note lead in.
So you got the open third string.
And the seventh fret of the fourth string.
And bring the index over to the second
string.
All of that is just back and forth between
the index and the thumb.
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And you're hitting the second, open third,
seventh fret of the fourth string.
And that's with the ring finger.
And then, and I'm letting go of the ring
just about every time.
Maybe I keep it down here and there but.
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I like that separation of notes by letting
go each time.
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Go up to the fifth fret of the third,
open second, seventh fret of the fourth,
open third,
seventh fret of the fourth and so on.
Just back and forth.
And now you get to the point where you do
two backward rolls.
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So first backward roll,
middle on the second.
It's an inside backward roll.
Index on the third.
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Middle, I'm sorry, thumb on the fourth
string, and you're hitting it at the
seventh fret of the fourth string.
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Add the index on the fifth fret of
the third, and back to the seventh fret of
the fourth string.
Those are the two backward rolls.
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Middle on the second, I should say.
And then the thumb on the third string
which you're hitting at the fifth fret.
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And
then open second, I'm using the middle
finger there on the right hand.
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Quarter note on the seventh fret
of the fourth string with the ring.
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And then you hit that note again.
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Now let go and bring it back down again.
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Then ring on the seventh fret
of the fourth, open third.
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Index on the fourth fret of the,
of the fourth, open third and then you go.
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Again,
just more minimalistic kind of sounds.
Seventh fret of the fourth, open third.
Seventh fret of the fourth, again, let it
go each time.
Open second with the index.
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Seventh fret of the fourth, open third.
Fourth fret of the fourth, open third.
Again, letting go of each of these as you
do them.
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Here's a forward roll.
Seventh fret of the fourth, fifth fret of
the third, open first.
Let go of the index.
Seventh fret of the fourth.
Open third.
Fourth fret of the fourth.
Pinch the first and third strings with the
middle and index.
And then you lead into it again and then
the second ending of the A part is.
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And now, the last part of this,
the B part is.
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So it's mostly kind of a Scruggsy
thing with a little melodic lick at the
end.
So you're just really going for the melody
here.
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So quarter note on the fourth.
Fifth, first, fourth, third, quarter,
quarter, quarter, and
then pinch the first two strings.
Quarter, quarter, quarter.
Just thumb, thumb, thumb.
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You can,
you can fret the second fret of the third
string with the index.
Open, third, ring on the fourth fret of
the fourth string.
And here you're doing a C with an open
first string.
Quarter note on the fourth, forward roll,
fifth, second,
first, third, fourth string.
Second string.
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And then.
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First and fifth strings.
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Open first.
Two strings quarter note.
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Second fret
of the third string quarter note.
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Pinch the first and the third,
as a quarter note, thumb and middle
fingers for that.
And then.
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Quarter note on the fourth string,
fifth first eighth notes, back to the
fourth fret of the fourth string.
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First and the third as a pinch,
thumb and middle.
Add the second fret of the third string.
Now let go of the fourth string as I just
bring the index to the second
fret of the third.
Do a pinch on the first and the third.
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And then a forward backward roll.
A forward into a backward roll.
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So the quarter note.
Fifth, third, first, open the third, let
go of the index, and
bring the ring down to the fourth fret for
the fourth string, open first.
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And then,
quarter note on the third string with the
thumb, forward roll.
And then I hit a D 7th and I hit that with
the index and
middle in the right hand,' cuz I just came
off the 5th string.
Fifth.
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Index and middle then.
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Index and
middle move to the first two strings.
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Forward roll to the backward roll.
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Seventh, second fret of the fourth,
open first, and then you just repeat.
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Then this little melodic lick at the end.
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So, open, second,
seventh fret of the fourth, open, second,
fifth fret of the third.
Open, second, seventh fret of the fourth
as a quarter note.
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First and
third open with a pinch with the thumb and
middle in the right hand.
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Let me play the whole thing slowly.
But first, I just want to mention, If
you're gonna do the up the neck break,
which is the lesson preceding this, and
then going into this.
The last two measures could be something
like this, of the up the neck break.
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Let's see.
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See, what you would do is.
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So the last measure would be.
Second to the last measure is.
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Quarter note is the last measure.
Starting with that forward roll.
Fifth, third, first, fifth.
And then you'll go right to the beginning
of the.
This move down the neck break.
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Two note lead in.
So you're leaving out the last two eighth
notes.
One two three four five six.
And seven eight would be the two note lead
in to the down the neck break.
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So.
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And so on and so forth.
So, I will do the down the neck break now
slowly.
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One, two, three, and.
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And a little bit more up to tempo.
One, two, three, and.
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Golden Slippers.