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Fairy Dance & Where Did You Come From

The first is from Buckley's New Banjo Method, 1860; the second is from Phil Rice's Banjo Instructor, 1858. Both caused me numerous problems... I'm still not ...

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Comment by Tim Twiss on August 2, 2012 at 10:25am
I don't know what you were going to add to your comments...youtube tends to cut out part of it when you embed. They sound grand! I had a dickens of a time with "Where Did You Come From" You can most likely hear your tempo increase on the second section. It is there also that the natural tendency to emphasize the backbeat turns it around a bit. I ended up clicking it to stay with 2 beats per measure...instead of feeling it like cut time, with one footbeat per measure. It will change your conception of it and not twist it in your head.
Comment by Paul Draper on August 2, 2012 at 10:37am

Thanks for your comments, Tim.  Yes, i was saying "I'm still not sure they're quite right..."  

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