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BG Guitar Man - Posted - 08/15/2008:  20:13:52


I HEAR a lot of people doing hammer-ons in kick-offs, but I SEE a lot of sliding. Wich one is correct?

-BG Man

Flatpicker - Posted - 08/16/2008:  11:06:08


I do both when I kick off. Usually a hammer-on, then a slide.

Austin

Tango_grass - Posted - 08/17/2008:  11:37:15


Personal preferance is correct.

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banjoscotty - Posted - 08/17/2008:  11:41:22


The right way is,,,,,,,whatever sounds good

Scotty

,,,,other than that,,we ain''t nothin but "good ole boys"

15bassman - Posted - 08/20/2008:  08:50:09


Listen to the ear ! It will tell you. Hammer on...pull off....muted...

It's like this: which color of the car is correct?

The correct answer is all of them are correct as some point and time....just depending on your tastes !




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BG Guitar Man - Posted - 08/23/2008:  20:02:07


I think hammer on is best, any one else?

-BG Man

ks banjo cat - Posted - 08/25/2008:  05:47:29


I find myself using a hammer on more on kickoffs to get that bluesy sound.

Bonnie - Posted - 08/25/2008:  15:43:35


Both are absolutely correct!

RevSteve58 - Posted - 08/25/2008:  19:12:18


Do what feels right. It's only wrong if you don't do it at all.

TonyH - Posted - 08/26/2008:  05:48:33


Use both.. don't stagnate. always try new things. You can get in a rut fast by always doing the same things. try something new and have fun.

Austinmike - Posted - 08/26/2008:  06:38:18


Obviously, a hammer on with the first song
Slide with the 2nd
and Both for the 3rd

Mike
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bryankimsey - Posted - 09/01/2008:  08:47:51


quote:
Originally posted by TonyH

Use both.. don't stagnate. always try new things. You can get in a rut fast by always doing the same things. try something new and have fun.




What he said.

I don't understand the original question, though- "kickoffs"? For what? A fiddle tune? A vocal? Are you doing a turn-around, a lead-in lick, or a shuffle intro? Is it a bluesy sound or a bright sound or a butter sound? Far too many options to say "Do this. Every time!"

You might not even be on-time every time! Might want to do a loose-time lead-in and then the band kicks in on-beat, in-beat- that's kind of a flashy move!

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 09/05/2008:  14:19:21


I think hammer-on sounds a little cleaner. Sometimes you want to sound cleaner, sometimes you don't.

Cheers,

Laurence

Chadtheguru - Posted - 09/05/2008:  20:57:16


quote:
I don't understand the original question, though- "kickoffs"? For what? A fiddle tune? A vocal? Are you doing a turn-around, a lead-in lick, or a shuffle intro?


I think he means the standard fiddle tune kickoff like for Blackberry Blossom. Steve Kaufman calls it the four potatoes.

Chad

banjoscotty - Posted - 09/07/2008:  16:56:08


Just make believe you're a carpenter
playin football

Scotty

,,,,other than that,,we ain''t nothin but "good ole boys"

Chadtheguru - Posted - 09/07/2008:  19:10:02


quote:
Originally posted by banjoscotty

Just make believe you're a carpenter
playin football


Huh? :|

Chad

bryankimsey - Posted - 09/08/2008:  10:55:47


quote:
Originally posted by Chadtheguru

quote:
Originally posted by banjoscotty

Just make believe you're a carpenter
playin football


Huh? :|

Chad



Nail it and drive it.

Bonnie - Posted - 09/08/2008:  13:02:19


quote:
Originally posted by bryankimsey

quote:
Originally posted by Chadtheguru

quote:
Originally posted by banjoscotty

Just make believe you're a carpenter
playin football


Huh? :|

Chad



Nail it and drive it.

Hahah..that's a good one :D







Brent361 - Posted - 09/08/2008:  13:06:33


I change it up so I don't bore myself and others.

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 09/09/2008:  11:09:50


quote:
Originally posted by Brent361

I change it up so I don't bore myself and others.





I'm with you

Cheers,

Laurence

Flatpicker - Posted - 09/09/2008:  13:41:29


quote:
Originally posted by banjoscotty

Just make believe you're a carpenter
playin football

Scotty

,,,,other than that,,we ain''t nothin but "good ole boys"



Good way of putting it Scotty.

Austin
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Jim Yates - Posted - 09/27/2008:  08:22:13


quote:
I think he means the standard fiddle tune kickoff like for Blackberry Blossom. Steve Kaufman calls it the four potatoes.

Chad


I've also heard it called, "a little bit for nothin'"

Jim
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