Minstrel Banjo

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Al Smitley commented on Paul Draper's video
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John Diamond’s Walk Around

"Is it written correctly?  I put it into MuseScore and ran over in the 3rd measure of the 'B' part.  Shouldn't that last 8th note be a 16th?"
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Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Oops my mistake, yes F natural"
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Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Hmm isn’t that final note a G? "
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Al Smitley commented on Paul Draper's video
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"I guess I could go either way, so I suppose as written, then."
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Al Smitley commented on Paul Draper's video
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"It's written in 'C' but it almost seems like that final 'F' in the run should be a 'F#".  Do you two use the 'F' natural?"
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Al Smitley commented on Paul Draper's video
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"I'd have to look at the music.  Maybe I'll look at it today."
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Timothy Twiss commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Paul is talking about the second tune inserted into this "
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Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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John Diamond’s Walk Around

"There’s only one Al I know.... good to hear from you. "
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Al Smitley commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Not sure if you mean me, Paul.  If so, I play "John Diamond's Walk Around" on banjo and have done so on fiddle but would probably need to practice it to revisit the bowing on the 'B' part to become more…"
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Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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"I wonder if Al plays this one....  Al, if you’re listening?"
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Timothy Twiss commented on Paul Draper's video
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"I think it is a fiddle tune. You can tell by the lack of thumb string upward stem. Many in his fiddle books look similar. Buckley's "banjo" tunes seem conveniently interchangeable as fiddle tunes....like the entire second half of the…"
Friday
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Yes - I’ve never been able to play it exactly as written and make it sound good, so I settled for this simpler version.  It will always be a mystery to me. "
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John Diamond’s Walk Around

John Diamond’s Walk Around, with a little bit of Buckley’s thrown in. Both from Rice, 1858.
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