For enthusiasts of early banjo
My first recording on the Bell and Son Boucher that I built from a kit. Just learning minstrel stroke style, and playing this by ear.
Alright Vince. Nice job, and thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Tim! Your book and CD are helping. Terry, glad you liked it, too!
I'd love to hear how you do it. This song is O L D (dates back to the mid 1700's I believe, as an instrumental). I've heard so many versions. Mine is based on how I know my fiddler plays it. You know, I think you ought to sing a verse a capella...that could make it more dramatic!
Thanks, Brad! Glad you liked it...
Thanks to David, too!
Great Sounding Banjo! and I like the attack on the strings. Nice Job!
Thank you, Nicholas! Terry Bell provides truly excellent instructions with his banjo kits. I give him the credit for the sound, and I'll take credit for how pretty she is. :-) I also appreciate your comment on the technique. I've played these songs for a couple of years on an open back tuned to G, because that's what I knew from playing bluegrass, using a psuedo-stroke/finger style. But I've wanted a more authentic "period" banjo for a while, and I really enjoyed putting this one together. As it's not well suited for tuning up to G, I decided it was time to get serious about the style. I'm learning, and it's a blast!
Same with me, I was reading through the Tabb Banjo books and starting to work on these tunes that way until I could scrape up enough money to get one that better represented the period of banjo style I was interested in. Thank goodness, nice open area to let the fingers swing. Nice sound and playing, keep it up!
Great tone quality on that banjer!
Nicholas and Strumelia, Thank you both! This is such a great community of supportive folks. I don't think I'd be half as dedicated to learning as I am if I didn't have a place like this to get built up.
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