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Comment by Paul Draper on July 22, 2015 at 8:50am
This one is nice and relaxed.
Comment by Tim Twiss on July 22, 2015 at 8:56am

Thanks Paul...yes, I did that on purpose. I have been burning several, but I thought I would lay back on this. These tunes...and most banjo things, lay wide open to interpretation. Perhaps they transform from the original intent, but I am fine with that. Evolution  either by accident or on purpose, allows discovery. 

Comment by Tim Twiss on July 22, 2015 at 8:58am

I ended up doing most of the fiddle pieces in the back of the Buckley 1860 at a slower tempo than a fiddler would have, I realize. I ended up with stuff that sound almost Baroque or something, with the combination of the pure sound of the deep banjo and the slow time focus on the beautiful construction and balance of the lines ( melody ). More like a microscope 

Comment by Paul Draper on July 22, 2015 at 9:02am
One day I play a tune fast, the next day I play it slow, just depends on how I'm feeling.
Comment by Tim Twiss on July 22, 2015 at 9:03am

Fun isn't it? They just are so flexible. I'm glad we can do that.

Comment by Paul Draper on July 22, 2015 at 9:14am
This music is living and breathing - a reflection of the player.
Comment by Al Smitley on July 22, 2015 at 10:16am

As I've probably expressed before, I tend to enjoy music at a slower pace than most, even if, under the anxiety of playing in public, I foolishly tend to go faster to get past difficult parts.  I like to hear every note and rhythmically, enjoy lilt more than speed.  So long as one is not playing for dancers, it seems it should be up to the discretion of the player(s).

Comment by Tim Twiss on July 22, 2015 at 10:52am

One thing I feel about tempos...that being it should be a deliberate choice and not a default because you can't play faster. 

Comment by Al Smitley on July 22, 2015 at 11:28am

Ok Tim, so you've just disclosed, to the world, the real reason behind my preference for slower tempos!

Comment by Tim Twiss on July 22, 2015 at 11:39am

BUT...I won't delete the post. ha ha

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