For enthusiasts of early banjo
More from The Banjoist's Budget 1883
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.
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
Fun isn't it? They just are so flexible. I'm glad we can do that.
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).
One thing I feel about tempos...that being it should be a deliberate choice and not a default because you can't play faster.
Ok Tim, so you've just disclosed, to the world, the real reason behind my preference for slower tempos!
BUT...I won't delete the post. ha ha
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