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From Buckley's Banjo Method, 1860. I'm dropping the triplet from the 8th measure because there's something about the seventh measure that's messing with my right hand position when I get to the eighth. Needs work.
Tags: 1860, buckley, jig, whelpley
That's the kind of timing that is really hard for me to wrap myself around for a long while, but once I get it then it seems fun and snappy. Then i have to start all over on the next tune that's slightly different. Hmm..nobody warned me that these tunes required work. phooey! ;D
Good job tackling this Andy- it's more than I can do right now. Maybe if you think hard about the triplet starting right on that ONE beat it'll come to you?
P,S. is that a little Menzies gourd on the wall?
Thanks everyone! As I was recording takes I think I figured out that it's a matter of how my wrist is tilted coming out of that syncopated 7th measure. If I pay attention to that it seems to come out OK. Strumelia: That is my Menzies gourd, a nice little player with a black walnut neck and Boucher style peghead. I keep it in A ("Rice") tuning and don't play it nearly often enough. If I get that triplet down maybe I'll post another version on the gourd!
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