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Calabash Dance played on a reproduction minstrel banjo, tuned EAEG#B. I used this tuning as it is the one listed in the Converse book.

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Comment by Strumelia on March 13, 2016 at 7:37pm

Hey, nice one Tom!  I'm liking the tone of your banjo.  Is that the banjo you'll be taking to Sweeney?

Comment by Tom Taggart on March 14, 2016 at 12:04am

Strum, since this is the only banjo I have I wll be taking it to Sweeny.  I will also have my bones and I am toying with the idea of bringing my bodhran as well.

Comment by Chris Prieto on March 14, 2016 at 10:17am
Soundin good, the three thumbs in a row broke my brain for a while
Comment by Strumelia on March 14, 2016 at 10:28am

The three thumbs are actually written as two shorts and a long.

Comment by Tom Taggart on March 15, 2016 at 12:25am

Hmm, my old eyes (and ears) didn't catch that, thanks Strum.  I will go back and relearn the end.  I like to try to follow the music as close as I can.  Pleanty of time for experimentation with variations once the printed version is learned.

Comment by Timothy Twiss on March 15, 2016 at 8:25am

I think it is always good practice to give the written version the benefit of the doubt. Try it, as it gives you some insight as to the practice of the day.

Comment by Scott Danneker on March 15, 2016 at 8:23pm

Splendid  Tom!

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