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Essence of Old Virginny - Sebastopol Breakdown

150 takes later.... and I STILL end on a sharp note...

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Comment by Bell Banjos on November 18, 2011 at 10:46am

I love the way 'Essence' plods along. You must have long fingers, eh, Paul..to ease into part B like you do? Sounds great!!

Comment by Paul Draper on November 18, 2011 at 12:23pm
Thanks Terry! Long enough but not quite accurate enough, I'm a little off in part B of Essence... And then there's that ugly little sharp note that ends Sebastopol. But after so many takes, I figured it wasn't going to get any better, so decided to post it anyway...
Comment by Carl Anderton on November 18, 2011 at 1:38pm

Sounds great, Paul.  I love Sebastopol Breakdown.  Something about the melody just gives me a history swoon.  "Makes my scalp tingle," as Charles Mattison used to say.

Comment by Paul Draper on November 18, 2011 at 2:07pm

Thanks Carl!  Yeah, good times in the Crimean! (except, of course, for the besieged...)

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