For enthusiasts of early banjo
From Phil Rice's Banjo Instructor, 1858.
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I really like the tempo, it's stately. This looks like a good fingering and timing exercise, yet another one onto my 'to learn' pile!
Great, as ever.... looks tricky
@flatfoot johnny thanks, a little bit at first - one of those tunes where the thumb is doing most of the work...
Compare to the rhythmic variation found in Buckley 1860...interesting.
@tim twiss, is that the Jim Crow Jig, p. 21?
I learned this tune as the "Jim Crow Jig" many years ago out of the Bob Flesher book. I like to play it because it's what I call a "thumb twister." I'm just now working on "Gumbo Chaff," another "thumb twister," taken from Joseph Weidlich's "Early Minstrel Banjo." I believe it's from Elias Howe.--Rob Morrison
Thanks Rob. I see it has the dotted notes. I'll have to try it that way.
That's really pretty, Paul. And played cleanly, with a nice lilt. :)
Thanks Strumelia. btw Mr. Boker tells me we're gonna be jammin at Black Creek next year...
Who can we get to play bones and tambo for us? :) Maybe we can convince Gil S. to come! I happen to know he has a big Bell minstrel tambo....
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