Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Miniseries #008, Cluck Old Hen I
Here is the introduction to a very cool fiddle tune called "Cluck Old Hen". In this short series of lessons, I'm going to be talking a little bit about syncopation, and about using it in your playing. You can use syncopation within any style or combinations of styles on the five string banjo.......be it Keith/Thompson, Single String or Scruggs style.
In this version, I'm sticking fairly close to the Scruggs style, and just going outside the "box" a little bit in the second version by straying from the melody and mixing the use of mostly chromaticlines, along with a touch of blues, with syncopation throughout those lines.
Hope you enjoy the tune everyone,