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I blogged my way through Briggs' and Rice as I was recording them. Time to settle down and attack the Buckley 1860. My car car is out of commission, it's getting cold, I have a nice banjo....so here I go. Front to back...the instrumentals. It's a chance to comment on them as i go, with remarks about stroke or fingerstyle choices, and wrong note included in score. No need to respond if you don't don't want to, but this will go on for a while. As I do them, they will be for sale on my music site.

timtwiss.com.

 

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Comment by Paul Draper on November 4, 2012 at 10:50pm

What about Vol. 2 of the Rice 1858?

Comment by Tim Twiss on November 4, 2012 at 11:43pm

Those are the vocal tunes.......maybe.

Comment by Tim Twiss on November 4, 2012 at 11:44pm

They have some complicated counterpoint going on.

Comment by Paul Draper on November 5, 2012 at 8:16am

Ah.  Looking forward to the Buckley.  Thanks.

Comment by Tim Twiss on November 5, 2012 at 8:20am

Ha....do you see the difficulties right away? Some misprints.....look at Bill Newcomb's Jig and then Leverett Jig. This yime around, I am doing more fingerstyle with tunes also.

Comment by Paul Draper on November 5, 2012 at 8:47am

Hmmm... first line of both almost the same...

Comment by Tim Twiss on November 5, 2012 at 8:50am

Exactly the same. Obvioulsy, it is not part of Levertt. SO.....Levae it out. This is one of those choices where common sense must prevail. The weird part is....how far do you take it. There are others in this (and others) where it is just a note or 2...or a misaligned phrase. I'll do it, but put up the information as I blog it.

Comment by Paul Draper on November 5, 2012 at 8:52am

exactly the same except for 5th measure -- just one note...

Comment by Tim Twiss on November 5, 2012 at 8:54am

Even weider...a misprint of the misprint. Players...BEWARE!!

Comment by Paul Draper on November 5, 2012 at 9:01am

Out of curiosity, if you play the Leverett exactly as printed (with first line) does the first line sound obviously out of place?

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