Create a Ning Network!
For enthusiasts of early banjo
From the Converse yellow book, 1865.
In case you want to sing:
Thanks Wes. The party quickly spirals out of control because of the "accidint", (fueled by alcohol, of course...)
Paul, is there any fingering indication in the original? The second part seems to flow well, but the first part seems like it must be awkward to play with so many successive lead hits and so few thumbed notes to facilitate smoothness. I would have a terrible time playing it. If no fingering is indicated, maybe there's a way to smooth out the first part by adding a couple of thumb notes so the hand can rock back and forth more naturally... what do you think?
BTW I loved those lyrics posted by Wes!
Hi Lisa, you're right, the 1st part is clumsy to play (I used mostly thumbs as indicated in the tutor) and the second part is more naturally "banjo" given the opportunity of finger-thumb combos. Banjo is tuned dGDF#A, and I'm playing in A minor I believe. (The original is in B minor). Here's the first part:
(so the opening note is 3rd string open (D))
Nice n funky, Paul! it's such a weird tune and the first half is oddly thumby but it works. I've been trying to pin it down forever on video but maybe I will try again today.
Also never suspected this song was packing such a fun chorus. Deff a funner song than I imagined.
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