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Doctor Hecock's Jig from Buckley's New Banjo Method (1860). My gourd banjo was built by Barry Sholder.

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Comment by Tim Twiss on January 18, 2015 at 3:47pm

That was a great version. It's a hard one to make it sound convincing. You glide right along and it sounds great. wow.

Comment by Bob Lanham on January 18, 2015 at 4:12pm

Thanks, Tim!  I have to admit, this piece took me a crazy amount of practice before I could play it without it sounding too choppy.

Comment by Paul Draper on January 18, 2015 at 5:52pm
Comment by Tim Twiss on January 18, 2015 at 6:00pm

Starting with that 1860 in particular, there were a great many tunes direct from the fiddle included in there. I wonder how many of those actually got played by banjo players-even professionally. Is the joke on us 150 years later?


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