Minstrel Banjo

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From the Briggs Banjo instructor.

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Comment by Strumelia on February 28, 2018 at 10:57am

I always found this to be a real hard one!  Watch Paul Draper's video where he not only plays but sings it too... I think he made a deal with the Devil.  lolol

I wound up just playing a stripped down simplified version and figured I'd let others do the fancy footwork on it when it comes up in a jam or gig.  ;)

Comment by Paul Draper on February 28, 2018 at 4:49pm

And now I need the services of Daniel Webster haha

Comment by Strumelia on February 28, 2018 at 5:24pm

I have always particularly liked Mara's version.  Really gets DOWN and greasy.

Speaking of greasy, I just made some cat head bicuits.  Got a bottle of buttermilk, and trying out various biscuit recipes.

Comment by Rob Mohr on February 28, 2018 at 5:56pm

well done!! It's the move from 2 to 5 and the occasional 3rd fret thrown in there that gets me. Lol

Comment by Brice Alms on February 28, 2018 at 9:25pm

It did take me a while to learn this one too. I still get a little wound up sometimes.

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