Minstrel Banjo

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1st video; short versions of Briggs Corn Shucking Jig and Circus Jig. 6/17/2012

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Comment by Carl Anderton on June 17, 2012 at 7:03pm

Smashing.  You play triplets on that "finger glide" in the second half of Circus Jig, I thinks it's written out as straight eighths.  Just commenting- if you're doing your own embellishment more power to ya.

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 17, 2012 at 7:09pm

I figured it was time, damn the torpedo's and just throw something up the flag pole. 

I need to look at that again, I think I just got that motion in my head when I was learning the TAB and kept playing it that way. This is what I need, I'm begging for the constructive criticism. Thanks Carl! 

Comment by Tim Twiss on June 17, 2012 at 7:26pm

I use the Rice pull on that part.

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 17, 2012 at 7:28pm

Went back and played that part, I am hitting it as eighth notes, but for some reason I go into hyper drive on that glide, it does sound like a triplet, then and the rest of my tempo seems varied. Totally different listening to yourself on a video and a big monitor. yikes!!!

Comment by Matthew Mickletz on June 17, 2012 at 8:52pm

Woohoo!  Another 1st vid!  I'm addicted to "Circus Jig" lately.  My son likes the second part with the eighth notes best!  Nicely done Mr. Bechtel!

Comment by Greg Adams on June 17, 2012 at 9:37pm


Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 17, 2012 at 10:29pm

Thank ya very much. needed to get it out of my system. I had yet to record myself on video. Very helpful for seeing where you one is at playing and execution wise. Whew! now to focus on another. This IS fun!

Comment by Steve Jeter on June 18, 2012 at 9:02am

 very nice, you should be proud of this vid!  I like the" finger brush " Rhiannon does the brush,  Its not easy.  kudos

Comment by Doug Goodner on June 19, 2012 at 10:30am

Nick, good to see you took the jump.  Sounds good.  What's next?  

Comment by Strumelia on June 19, 2012 at 11:16am



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