Donald ZEPP's

ClearHead™ Clawhammer Banjo

7. "Personalizing" your play, or "How to create your own style."

This is Video 2 in the series "Personalizing" your play, or "How to create your own style." If you have not yet watched the introduction to this series, please do so, as otherwise this will make no sense!

In the following clip. we are adding a brush stroke with the melody notes on beats 2 and 4 of every measure. Note that our left hand fingering remains exactly the same as it was for our "basic melody"!

For best results, you should practice doing this quite literally on every other beat, i.e., you want to teach your right hand to be able to brush consistently, whether it sounds good or not! Once mastered, you will be able easily to leave out unwanted brushes.

Watch this video clip in which we add a brush stroke. You can download a .wmv version from this site by right-clicking on this link: improv_brush.wmv


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