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From Phil Rice's Banjo Instructor of 1858. I learned this yesterday from Tim Twiss' recording (http://timtwiss.com/musicstore/) and Rice's score (transposed ...

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Comment by Paul Draper on June 5, 2012 at 8:08am

Rice's score is transposed from E to D.

Comment by Tim Twiss on June 5, 2012 at 8:16am

Paul, that sounds good. You're one guy I'm glad is blogging his progress on this site. You are advancing so rapidly....scary good!!

 

Comment by Paul Draper on June 5, 2012 at 8:25am

Thank you Tim.  I have great resources!

Comment by Steve Jeter on June 5, 2012 at 8:53am
dang man, you learned it that good in 1 day! amazing great playing, It takes me much longer.
Comment by Matthew Mickletz on June 5, 2012 at 8:54am
Nice Paul! I want to learn that one someday!
Comment by Carl Anderton on June 5, 2012 at 4:13pm

You sound great Paul.  Looking forward to pickin' with you!!!  I better get to practicing ;^}

Comment by Paul Draper on June 5, 2012 at 4:29pm

Thanks Carl.  Hope these new tunes i've learned find their way into long-term muscle memory by then....  I'd like to do Kentucky Juba with you -- i've got the hybrid (two finger...) down.... (I like to do it in a medley with Harper's Jig.)

Comment by Ian Bell on June 5, 2012 at 6:11pm

A great setting of a classic tune. This one was already an "oldie" when Rice was in diapers!

Comment by Ronald D Haines on June 5, 2012 at 6:31pm

Im gonna go burn my banjo...lol

That was powerful good

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on June 5, 2012 at 8:26pm

Question..is there a difference between Mrs. McClouds Reel and McClouds Reel. There is a version that 2nd Carolina Stringed Band does...McClouds Reel? 

Cheers!

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