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Alex.S Beginning Banjo -- please help! (39) RE: Beginning Banjo -- please help! 15 Jul 04

I'm happy to report that I got my banjo in tune and can play at least 3 chords, but as with any worthy endeavor a new problem emerges with each step...

this particular one concerns the so-called "bum-titty" strum. Actually, I'm pretty good at it, but what to do with a chord that does not feature the drone string? When playing in G, for example, a D chord does not use the drone string, so I must reluctantly eliminate the -ty from my bum-titty, and substituting the 4th string for the 5th jsut doesn't sound right. What kind of pattern might I use to keep the rhythmic feel of bum-titty on these troublesome chords?

   Thanks for all your help

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