I had a request to do a tutorial on this Frank Converse tune, and thought I would try this approach. If you have good tab or notation, use the video....along with the amazing feature Youtube has now…Continue
So (toot toot) I recorded a new CD. It is called "Elegant Plunk" and contains 16 original compositions written in the style of the mid 19th Century on my fretted Minstrel Banjo. It was recorded and…Continue
"That was interesting. When i hear that recording, the fast arpeggios that often begin a phrase or chord are present in some arrangements in the Analytical like Camptown Race Track. Must have been a stylistic thing at that time.....and I'm glad…"
"Hi Tim, this looks great! Good Job!!!
How much work would there be in transposing it up to C notation? The Briggs as well?
You could post to the Classic Banjo site and this would make it available to the people who read in C.
"I hope this is helpful. I know it was for me....when I wrote them out several years ago to record them. I tried to add the fingerings Converse indicated. They are helpful, but not Gospel. I am sure he treated these differently by the time he…"
"It's flowing quite well now. Watch it expand. I am attempting to keep the format the same, but am using a portrait landscape which allows an extra song per page. All fingerings are "as is" from the original."
"You're welcome. It's instead of flowing pretty well now. I am keeping the basic format of the music the same, but I am putting 4 tunes per page because I am using a regular portrait format. I can always change it later. "