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Banjo Lessons: Keith Tuning Pegs - Part 3: “Silverado Trail”

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[MUSIC]
Okay now here's how you're going to play
the Silverado Trail.
You're gonna start picking the first and
third strings as a pinch.
Like one and two and one and two and, like
that.
[MUSIC]
So it's that quick eighth note thing that
Earl uses, that rhythm to start so many
tunes.
Open fourth.
Second fret of the fourth, using the thumb
for both of those.
[MUSIC]
And then the first and third is a pinch.
Is a quarter note.
And then a forward roll, two to three
slides.
to the first string, pinch the first two
strings as a quarter note.
[MUSIC]
And fifth and second strings.
And fifth and second strings.
at the end of that measure
[MUSIC]
And you tune down into a quarter
note on that lowered note.
One, and two, and one, and two, until you
tune it back up.
And first string is a quarter note.
So.
[MUSIC]
One and two, and one and two, and.
Now continuing, you're gonna hammer on
into the C chord.
Open first two strings and just hammer on
into the first and
second frets of the second and first
strings respectively.
[MUSIC]
Two eighth notes.
[MUSIC]
One, two.
Forward roll. [MUSIC] Fifth, second,
first, fifth.
[SOUND] And then go up two frets to the
third and fourth frets of the second and
first strings.
[MUSIC]
And then the ring.
Keeps going up to the fifth fret of the
first and
the middle's on the fifth fret of the
second.
[MUSIC]
And then I bring the thumb,
it's a quarter note, and I bring the thumb
to the second string.
Middle on the first, forward roll, fifth,
second, first, fifth.
[MUSIC]
And then.
[MUSIC]
Just a Scruggs' lick.
Great Scruggs' lick.
[MUSIC]
Two to three,
hammer on as you do two eighth notes, to
the first string.
And then keep the middle down and do a
forward roll.
[MUSIC]
Fifth, second,
first as you add the index on the second
fret of the first string.
So you're gonna pull off.
[MUSIC]
Two eighth notes.
To the fifth string is a quarter note.
And then the second string is two eighth
notes, D tune.
One, two, three, four with a quarter note
on the third string.
So that measure was the two zero pull off.
[SOUND] With the index.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, eight.
And then.
[SOUND] Pinch the first two strings.
Now this a D tuned second string here.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four, five, six, see.
[MUSIC]
We go from that pull off.
[MUSIC]
So that's how that goes.
So.
[MUSIC] Pull off. [MUSIC]
Pinch.
And that's like quarter, quarter, quarter
[MUSIC]
So one, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, eight.
Next measure, pinch the first two strings.
[MUSIC]
Quarter note, fifth, first,
two eighth notes with a tune back up.
[MUSIC]
So one, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight.
And then two more eighth notes as you tune
up here for the next measure.
[MUSIC]
One, two and
you're pinching the first two strings.
Tuning up on the second string.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight.
One, two, three, for, one, one, two,
three,
four, five, six
[MUSIC]
That's all right.
I'll get it once again.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight.
Now you're hammering on into the C again.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, eight.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight.
And here's the the tail end of this first
section.
[MUSIC]
And
it's a real Earl thing to pinch on the up
beat.
[MUSIC]
One and two and.
And now you D tune again.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight.
So eighth note D tunings here, from the
second string.
[MUSIC]
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight.
And then the next measure, tuning back up
as two eighth notes.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight.
And then you end up on the fifth string.
Last measure of this first section.
[MUSIC]
Quarter note.
[SOUND] Fifth, first.
[MUSIC]
His two eighth notes.
[MUSIC]
Fourth fret of the fourth string.
[MUSIC]
And
then pinch the first and third with the
thumb and middle.
[MUSIC]
A lot of explaining here.
Let me play this whole thing a little bit
slowly.
[MUSIC]
Here comes the B part.
No tuners in the B part.
[MUSIC]
So forward backward roll.
I have the index on the first fret of the
second string and I'm hammering on.
Into the D seventh, the zero to two
hammer, out on the third string.
[MUSIC]
And
then I open up that third sting on the
backward roll.
[MUSIC]
Keep that index on the first fret of
the second string and I go to the pinky on
the fourth fret of the first string.
fourth fret of the fourth string.
[MUSIC]
It's a little bit of a stretch but
I have my thumb behind the neck to grab
that.
[MUSIC]
Alternating thumb.
Thumb, index, thumb, middle.
And then thumb, index, thumb, middle.
So you're going four, zero, two, four on
the fourth string.
[MUSIC]
And
then now, the first three strings for the
A chord.
[MUSIC]
And the forward backward roll.
[MUSIC]
Now using the pinky.
If you want to use the ring, that's fine
too.
Whatever works for you.
[MUSIC]
But the fourth fret of the third string.
And then just simple quarter notes.
Two, zero on the third, four, two on the
fourth and then.
And then thumb, thumb pinch.
That's a real Earl or JD thing.
And then finishing off with the A prime.
More tuners.
[MUSIC]
Eighth notes, hammering.
[MUSIC]
D tuner.
[MUSIC]
Those are both eighth note tuners.
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven,
eight.
[MUSIC]
And then one, two, three, four, five, six,
seven, eight, one.
[MUSIC]
Get back into it again.
So let me play this one more time.
Silverado Trail.
[MUSIC]