Sep 222014
 

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Sep 202014
 

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Sep 192014
 

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  • Re: Tennessee Stud as played by James Stiltner
    Awesome tab , thanks to all who worked on it and shared it with us .
  • practicing/learning with tabledit
    I don't know if anyone does this, however I was learning a new song with tabledit and turned off the other instruments . Leaving only the bass playing and with the banjo part showing yet off . It works really well. I could hear what my banjo was soundi…
Sep 172014
 

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Sep 152014
 

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  • Re: How do you rake?
    I would recommend some expirementation, to see what works best and sounds good to you.

    On slower tunes I might brush/rake up or down, depending on the sound I'm after.  I think I'm more apt to brush up with the index finger most of the time, especially…

Sep 142014
 

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  • Re: How do you rake?
    Since I play with 4 picks, I can do a very quick arpeggio for a very effective rake. I also rake/strum with my pinky when we do rag-time type stuff.
  • Re: slow vs fast; smooth vs choppy
    "If someone starts fast and choppy, they likely will not develop the above skills, and will become a fast and sloppy player."

    I know that's the common advice but frankly, I haven't seen it happen. People that play at speed but choppily can hear what th…

  • Re: How do you rake?
    Try raking up with fingers as someone else suggested.

    Try raking down elsewhere on the strings. If you are familiar with the X-Y positions of the picking hand mentioned in the Scruggs book, try raking father away from the bridge. For a really, really n…