Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

Views: 86

Comment by Strumelia on June 8, 2014 at 6:52am

I like it.

Only complaint is that you don't play the tunes for long enough each.

Comment by Bell Banjos on June 8, 2014 at 10:19am

This is my very favorite version of Cornshucking. What an ensemble !!! 

Comment by Tim Twiss on June 8, 2014 at 4:22pm

I want to make a comment on this. It was a really fabulous gig. I put the group together in "modular components" meaning it was an unrehearsed group. I spoke a lot about the tunes and got together with each member separately, but it was their high caliber of musicianship that pulled it together. We hit the stage, and it seemed magical. Gigs where they pay enough and I can snag these folks on an off day are rare. 

Comment by Strumelia on June 8, 2014 at 7:03pm

Yay.  :)

I did notice how the tuba player adapted very quickly to the places where chords changed.  While listening, I thought to myself 'He doesn't know the tune by heart but the audience would never know that because he adapts on a dime- must be a real good musician'.

Comment by Bell Banjos on June 8, 2014 at 7:04pm

Ha ha ya  The last part of Cornshucking you started bangin' those triplets, Sommer came slidin' in with doublestops, the tuba and bass drum started kickin' it and someone in the crowd lost their mind. Love it.

Comment by Bell Banjos on June 8, 2014 at 7:19pm

Strumelia, I noticed that. My dad played a tuba in school. He said he couldn't read a lick of music, "I just tooted."  This video is a good example of how to hold back, not make a mess, let parts be parts, and let the music do its thing. Did Sommer harmonize on any songs, Tim?

Comment by Tim Twiss on June 8, 2014 at 8:09pm

No...she did not sing anything.

Comment

You need to be a member of Minstrel Banjo to add comments!

Join Minstrel Banjo

About

John Masciale created this Ning Network.

© 2020   Created by John Masciale.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service