Red River Valley (Up-The-Neck) Intermediate Banjo

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    • #267616
      Mike
      Keymaster

      This is the discussion topic for the lesson Red River Valley (Up-The-Neck) Intermediate Banjo. Please leave your comments or any questions you might have about the lesson here!

    • #267770
      Michael L Landau
      Participant

      Mike, this coming February I’ll be renewing my annual Pro membership simply because I’m very pleased
      with both the selections for both mandolin and banjo, but most of all because I think your instruction is very effective and I’m sure many would agree with me. However, from a student’s point of view, please allow me to make one suggestion: very often, you will go back to a certain phrase and repeat it when you are teaching a tune. That in itself is very helpful
      because the repetition really helps to reinforce it; however (and this is the ‘constructive criticism part!) it would be most helpful if you could more often identify by number the measure you are starting from. Without that, I often have to scramble back to try to see where you are ‘ picking it up’ from and when it’s a totally new song, it isn’t always easy to identify where you are beginning from and then I have trouble following. This was the case with ‘Red River Valley’ (and some other tunes as well). if you could identify the measure, it would be so
      helpful! Thanks, Mike L.

      Thanks,
      Mike

      • #267777
        Mike
        Keymaster

        Mike,

        Glad you’re enjoying the lessons and thanks for the support.

        Yes I can definitely make sure to state clearly which measures I’m about to play before doing so.

        Good suggestion! I’ll make sure to try and do that going forward.

        Keep picking.

        – Mike

    • #267847
      SEAN MC MANUS
      Participant

      Frustrating.!!!…Where is the tab for what your playing.??
      Can it not be somewhere beside Video..to ‘clik’on.??

      • #267853
        Mike
        Keymaster

        The full tab is available on the right side of the lesson page.

        You’ll see a link that says “Lesson Tabs.”

        If you click that link the full tab will open and you can view or print it.

        If you’re still having trouble accessing it let me know.

        Best,
        Mike

    • #267900
      SEAN MC MANUS
      Participant

      Mike…No…there is no link on any page i can see that says…
      “Lesson Tabs”!
      Now …narrow it down…which page are you talking about??
      What else is on that particular page that says…’Lesson Tabs’.!!
      Something is amiss somewhere.??
      Sean.

      • #267904
        Mike
        Keymaster

        It’s possible you got logged out of your account. You can log in right under the purchase options.

        Here’s a link to the lesson page:

        Red River Valley (Up-The-Neck) Intermediate Banjo

        If you’re on a mobile small screen, the link will be at the bottom of the page instead.

        I’ll send you a picture of where you’ll see the links.

        – Mike

        • This reply was modified 3 months, 1 week ago by Mike.
    • #277154
      dpdevendra
      Participant

      Mike, In the second break when you walk up using the D Chord you indicate that you use your little finger to fret the 5th string at the 10th fret. Not sure if you misspoke and should have indicated using the thumb wrapped around the back of the neck. Since I cannot use tab, I love your descriptions, but I am not sure about this one. Thanks

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