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Bump-Ditty  bump dit·ty adjective \ˈbəmp ˈdi-tē\  Change text size for readability...  Print This Page

00:31The basic rhythm of clawhammer banjo is often described as Bump-Ditty, bum-diddy or other similar sounding words. Notationally speaking, in common 4/4 time the rhythm consists of a strong first beat, a slightly less accented third beat and a non accented fourth. IN 2/4 time you could describe it as ONE TWO and ONE TWO and ONE TWO and... where "ONE" comes on the first beat, "TWO" comes on the second beat and "and" comes on the second half of the second beat.
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