Banjo Bill in Washington writes:
Just reread your latest column [Jan. 2008, Breaking Out of the Intermediate Rut]. Great info. Gary did a perfect job describing me as well as himself. Your answers are superb. A secondary question arose for me:
Think of: "Boil dem Cabbage down"-Now I don't know how to describe the melody of this tune well. When I dissected this tune the first time, I realized it is repetitive (understatement)-playing in either G or A lead me to using the Foggy mtn brkdwn roll to accent the B notes, but it still is not melody perfect! I am not sure you can play this melody perfect. I am not sure you would want to do such. At any rate, this repetitive melody note is one area where I have difficulty fitting it into a roll.