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    • #67009
      Mike
      Keymaster

      This is the discussion topic for the lesson Clinch Mountain Backstep Beginner Banjo. Please leave your comments or any questions you might have about the lesson here!

    • #199280
      Charles Rickard
      Participant

      Hi. I am really struggling with the timing of measures 16-19 (and when they occur later in the song). I’m OK until then. I’ve slowed it down to listen but I can’t get the timing right. Any suggestions?
      Rick

    • #281492
      Michael Natal
      Participant

      Hi Mike – I wanted to get your thoughts on tweaking the fingering in your tab for this one. In beat 4 of measure 2 (and similar places throughout), what about sliding the left hand up the neck and using finger 3 instead of 1? That way, the left hand progresses up the neck and in place to get fingers 1 and 3 ready for measure 3. Right now, I’m playing the song slowly, so if you think this alternate fingering won’t work when playing the song fast, let me know. Thanks, Michael

      • #281501
        Mike
        Keymaster

        Yes, that would definitely work as well as an alternate left hand fingering option. You have to make the transition at some point back down-the-neck to play measure 3.

        What I’d recommend is try it a few different ways and see what you like best.

        – Mike

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