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For enthusiasts of early banjo
Written by Frank B. Converse, the banjo notation is found in "Converse's Analytical Banjo Method" of 1886. Played on a Bell & Son minstrel banjo.
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Thanks, Tim. I wish I had a lighter touch on it, but hopefully that will come with time.
By the way, there was already a tab in the photo library, by Mark D. Smith. So thanks to Mark for that!
Correction, the tab is in the forum.
I think the touch is just right! That banjer sounds terrific.
Why would you change your touch? It's great. Strong and clear.
Two thumb strings up!
What equipment did you record this with, Bob? You captured the deep, hollow sound and it sounds dynamic, although there must be some compression. I'm curious because this is a very realistic sound.
To make this video, I used a Canon VIXIA HFM40 camera. The 2 keys to making it sound good are that I use a Canon shotgun mic mounted on the hot shoe, and I use MANUAL audio level. This is the natural sound, with no EQ, no compression. I only used iMovie to trim the ends and share it to YouTube.
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