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Buckley tune from my corner of the world. Played on a Carver Banjos gourdie.

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Comment by Rob Mohr on October 20, 2019 at 7:19pm

This is tuned to E ("true" minstrel tuning, no thanks to Briggs lol)...afterwards, I changed the the bridge and get a bit better sound, plus I like the string spacing better. The string height throws me off just a bit. I end up playing with my cuticle instead of the nail...who knows, I may post an "improved" version at some point.

Comment by Timothy Twiss on October 20, 2019 at 9:44pm

ROB.....out of the gate strong my friend. Nice job. 

Comment by Rob Mohr on October 21, 2019 at 5:41am

It's just a fun tune!!!...plus it makes me work on those triplets, which are somewhere between a stroke and a strum. Sometimes I hit it just right. Gotta build the consistency...

Comment by Timothy Twiss on October 21, 2019 at 9:50am

That move is referred to as a "Long Combination" by Frank Converse. Let me know if you want to know more about that. 

Comment by Rob Mohr on October 21, 2019 at 5:40pm

Of course!! I'll never turn down more knowledge!!

Comment by Rob Mohr on October 21, 2019 at 5:42pm

Now I gotta dig through my Converse books

Comment by Timothy Twiss on October 21, 2019 at 6:20pm

Go to p. 92 of the Analytical 1886

Comment by Timothy Twiss on October 21, 2019 at 9:58pm

He codified a folk idiom.

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