For enthusiasts of early banjo
From "Virginia Reels, A Collection of the Most Admired Reels, Dances. Published by F.D. Benteen, Baltimore, 1843.
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I like this one a lot! Great ambling tempo.
Just a wonderful tune! I really like it! Great job!
Thanks, guys. I find it helps me, when considering arrangement, to remember most of this stuff was ensemble material. A lot of tunes really come out of themselves with the addition of another instrument or two. The Regatta Minuet, for example, really comes alive with chords underneath it.
Nicely played. As with some other of Mr. Benteen's Virginia reels this one shows up in some of the earlier Scottish books: http://tunearch.org/wiki/Lady_Madelina_Sinclair's_Birthday. I love the Lady of the Lake in that book too.
Thanks Wes. The Lady Madelina sounds like a different tune to me, though it does have the same type of bouncy feel to it. Yes, I've tried Lady of the Lake on banjo but it is at its most beautiful played mournfully on the violin!
http://tunearch.org/wiki/Lady_Madelina_Sinclair's_Birthday Part of the link didn't show correctly, see what you think of this one.
Yes, now that one is it. Fully a third of Knauff is going to show up in later banjo methods, early minstrel sheet music, and Sweeny repertoire - so it was a hugely influential source on early banjo music.
Always good stuff Mark, hell wish I lived closer to some of you fellows, would be a musical treat!
For instance Al. On this piece, I never go below the 7th fret!
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