Minstrel Banjo

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I'll allow Marc the honor of intrroducing this new find. I have the copy, and will post it on my site tomorrow with a link. What a great opportunity to play and discuss new material....find links to old material, and talk about the text-which specifies banjo and guitar style. This is a great chance to get equal footing on a new work.....we can play, interpret, and discuss the songs. I'm really excited.

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LOL, I also was very happy to see "Drowsy Maggie" (and above it, "Smith's Reel"). When I was playing Irish-Tenor banjo, I loved DM and, well, of course I had to learn "Smith's". ;-)

I started tabbing out the Anvil Chorus, just to hear what it sounds like. Lots of ornaments to deal with there...

Okay...I'm going to post some. I promise to savor this like expensive scotch...and not chug it like cheap beer.

I tried "The Music Box Polka".

Bisbee's....sweet little minor jig.

Been diggin' the Scotch Bag-Pipe Air.  Gonna take a stab at The Silken Article, a slip jig on page 32.  I have never worked up a 9/8 jig before.  This one look fairly easy.

Tabbed out Smith's and Drowsy Maggie last night. No surprises there...need to compare them with Ryan's tonight. Have printed out several other bits (Stanwood's Favorite? I forget.) and will be working on them as well. Still working on the Anvil Chorus...but all those ornaments are driving me and TablEdit crazy.

Marc--

I know I have learned Drowsy Maggie twice before in my checkered banjo playing history, once on the tenor banjo where it probably belongs and once on the five-string variety.  Being the shiftless layabout I am, could you see fit to share your no doubt excellent tablature with this undeserving wretch and the rest of us, too?  Your obedient servant, Rob Morrison 

I'd love seeing the tab for Drowsy Maggie as well...  pretty please?   :)

LOL! Of course, of course (a horse is a horse).

I haven't gone thru and actually played these yet, so the fingering may be off here and there. I basically followed the notation as written (there are always personal choices in there though), except the triplet in M5 where the second note is a snap. My program won't support that and I don't know how to perform it anyway! How do you snap to an open note without sounding the underlying note? I'm guessing this indicates that one plucks the middle note with the LH...I must be missing something here.

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Muchas gracias, Marc.  I will get on these, triplets and all.--Rob Morrison

Ok...I've finally struggled thru getting "The Anvil Chorus" keyed in...the ornaments are as close as I can get (but you don't want to see the TAB, 'cause they create a mess). So, for your entertainment, a MIDI file.

This is somewhat slower than what you might hear at the opera...but much faster and the ornaments get mushy.

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That low B that Converse uses in measures 2, 4, 6, and 8 of DM just sounds weird, the note is commonly a D and fits the hand nicely at the 3rd fret of the bass string, filling out a D chord that it should be.  But, I guess the oddness of the second part of the tune just goes along with the oddness of the B note.  Hard to say why he put it there.

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LOL! Of course, of course (a horse is a horse).

I haven't gone thru and actually played these yet, so the fingering may be off here and there. I basically followed the notation as written (there are always personal choices in there though), except the triplet in M5 where the second note is a snap. My program won't support that and I don't know how to perform it anyway! How do you snap to an open note without sounding the underlying note? I'm guessing this indicates that one plucks the middle note with the LH...I must be missing something here.

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