Mark Weems's version of Mister Banjo inspired me to finally purchase Slave Songs of the United States 1867. I found O'er the Crossing, derived in Caroline County where I live. So, I decided to try to…Continue
"Great!! Planning on picking up all your materials as soon as I get my tablet up and running...Also, I appreciate your older videos. They're still very helpful with tempo and rhythm and little lilts. Also, it's really helped me to learn by…"
"I was referring to the classical style of guitar playing, which would make its way into the banjo, intentionally or not.
By big house, I meant the main residence of the plantation owner.
I took repertoire to mean a printed representation of style,…"
"I would that as they were playing the classical guitar in "the big house", a lot of that style influenced the banjo playing, much like the fiddle. A lot of these early tunes feel to me to be classical arrangements, note for note, as…"
"Indeed!! What might sound good to us, doesnt always mean it sounds good to the people on the other side of the banjo...
Switching banjos isn't a bad idea. Certain music and progressions, fingering, etc sound better on some banjos than others,…"