Friday, June 26, 2009

Trischka banjo practice techniques DVD

I'm trying to work out my banjo practice routine. Some of the exercises I'm considering come from the DVD Tony Trischka's Essential Practice Techniques for Bluegrass Banjo. The exercises on the DVD (plus the ones on the included tablature that aren't on the DVD) are:

  • Play between beats exercise
  • Leave a note out exercise
  • Forward Rolls, easyish
  • Tom Dooley
  • Forward Rolls, trickier
  • Forward March — an étude (not on video)
  • Backward Roll, easyish,
  • Backward Étude (not on video)
  • Backward Roll, harder
  • Étude (backward roll)
  • Square Rolls, easyish
  • Square Rolls, tricker
  • The MI boogaloo
  • MI dicey
  • MI Étude
  • Hammer-Ons
  • Cripple Creek
  • One finger per fret
  • Lay Lady chordal hammers
  • Pseduo-classical in G minor
  • Fretted note to fretted note (hammer-ons)
  • One finger per fret
  • Pull-Offs
  • Rice Pull-off
  • Crystal Breakdown
  • Fretted note to fretted note (pull-offs)
  • Étude (pull-offs)
  • Have Fun! One finger per fret
  • Strengthening the Middle Finger: Easier (not on video)
  • Strengthening the Middle Finger: Easy Exercise (not on video)
  • Strengthening the Middle Finger: Trickier exercises
  • Ear Training: Ode to Joy
  • Ear Training: Noodling
  • Ear Training: Move a finger down

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