Minstrel Banjo

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G. Swain Buckley's Celebrated Minor Jig

This one comes from the Buckley 1868 Book. Credit is given to Fred Buckley (G. Swaine's brother) G. Swaine must have been one bad mutha! Check out his picture in the Sweeney Book holding that monster banjo.

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Comment by John Masciale on November 8, 2008 at 9:44pm
Wow! Tim, that's fantastic
Comment by Tim Twiss on November 9, 2008 at 4:52pm
Chord shapes just happen, don't they?
Comment by John Masciale on November 9, 2008 at 5:38pm
I kind of agree with Tim. Sometimes it is just easier to hit the chord shape when playing through various notes. I'm classically trained on piano, not on stringed instruments, but I find that it is much more efficient to use the chord shape when it makes sense, especially when playing an Alberti bass pattern, or an arpeggio (see Greg, I remember your lecture from 2 years ago). Am I missing something?

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