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One thing, I briefly when I touch on with you. I have mentioned Jesse McReynolds in passing that he developed a technique of cross picking and then another one called splints ring. Let me just demonstrate for you the basic cross picking pattern, really what he was doing with the melody here is almost copying a Banjo like roll. A Banjo’s sound of1 the five string Banjo in the Bluegrass spin by doing it with the flat pick.
I cannot call up the picture directions and do it at the same time. So, you will have to look at the website now. I will have diagram out, what your right hand is doing in a basic cross pick roll, cross pick pattern. And then I will give you some double stuff which we covered saying the key of G over the cord of G, G Major that we can play that pattern and just get a custom to the sound and how to produce the sound with your right hand.
Through this something you can just play around with it then once you get comfortable you can take maybe a song with melody you have worked out, one way. And then, if it is not too fast, you can then figure out a cross pick version, where you incorporating the melody notes into this cross pick pattern.
The most develop version of this is Jesse McReynolds and although, he has a basic pattern. He is just like various that pattern and breaks side of it and does all kinds of things. But for now, I think it will be good just to learn the basic pattern. So again, I will be playing double stops over a G Major chord. But before I do that, let me just play it open for you, the pattern.
That is one time through the pattern,
So then, if I place somebody in double stops, it sounds like this,
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