I was very fortunate to receive in today's mail. Tim's new book. I did not realize that I was one of the first two to respond to his kind offer , until today. I am very happy to provide a review of…Continue
I was wondering how the people in the early days of banjo managed to be able to play the instrument more than a few rare days out of each year. I built a banjo recently that has a calfskin head…Continue
Hello Friends: I am wondering about the so called "Flush Frets" that are seen on some banjos.I'm building myself a fretless banjo along the lines of the Boucher banjo, but not an…Continue
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I am learning the tune "Cotton Pod Walk Around" in Tim's Early Banjo Book
I am carefully listening to it and trying to play along.
It seems to me that the last two notes in the first full measure
do not match what I hear on the cd. Assuming the cd is correct
then the last two notes of that measure appear to be reversed.
I have carefully checked this using my slow down software and it
confirms what I feel when I attempt to play it.
I'm trying to get the right hand movements to work on
one of the triplets on the STRIKES from the Rice Book
The area i'm needing help with is labeled FIFTH EXAMPLE: A TRIPLE
the one I need an explanation on is the last one. (102 021 sequence)
starting on an inside string is... I believe its called an "alternate string pull off)
I'd appreciate someone telling me which fingers are the best choice to use
for the first two notes so that the…Continue
Happy to announce that I have located Camptown Hornpipe Tab
all ya gotta do is google "Camptown Hornpipe Tablature"
and it comes up on a site belonging to a Mr. Andy Chase
I'm going to try making my own tab using the Rosetta Staff from the Early Banjo Book
and use this one I found to check my work.
I'm really glad to be learning these tunes.