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Howe's Gumbo Chaff Banjo Preceptor # 9

Two songs...De Old Jaw Bone and Lucy Long.

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Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on February 10, 2014 at 12:44am
Is there a pdf of Howe's Gumbo Chaff Banjo Preceptor #9
Comment by Tim Twiss on February 10, 2014 at 7:31am
Comment by Tim Twiss on February 10, 2014 at 11:03am

ha ha..octaves....right!

Fiddle..any application here? I'll check with  a flute player, and see if there is a reason it may appear like that. Banjoists....laugh this one off.

Comment by Wes Merchant on February 10, 2014 at 4:08pm

I'm noticing how Howe recycled these arrangements in 1000 Jigs Reel et al. 

Comment by Tim Twiss on February 12, 2014 at 8:01pm

I asked the flute teacher at my store, and octaves are not unusual for flute music...played in sort of a flam manner or something. I will accept another line of reason, but this pushes more towards the validity of flute music. I played the octaves. Did anyone else try it? It's a beeeeetch.

Comment by Leonidas (Lee) Jones on February 12, 2014 at 8:18pm
The nature of the flute is that it overblows an octave, so octave jumps are controlled by breath and embouchure, with minimal or no fingering changes.
Comment by Leonidas (Lee) Jones on February 12, 2014 at 8:42pm
Having said that, the octaves in Lucy Long would most likely have been treated as an option. Playing a series of octave grace notes for the whole passage would not be effective.
Comment by Tim Twiss on February 12, 2014 at 9:16pm

So, it does have some application for a flute. I see zero for the banjo.

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