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Great tune from Converse's ABM, 1886.

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Comment by Paul Draper on September 21, 2012 at 3:55pm

The last measure was not intentional -- I missed the pull-off.

Comment by rick Ceballos on September 21, 2012 at 6:19pm
Nice playing as usual Paul, the tune is a real corker!
Comment by Gil Sayre on September 22, 2012 at 6:57pm
Beautiful tune and very well played indeed.
Comment by Paul Draper on September 22, 2012 at 9:21pm
Thanks. Fun to play too.
Comment by Ian Bell on September 23, 2012 at 7:15am

One of my favorites. Minstrel Rockabilly music. Good stuff!

Comment by Paul Draper on September 23, 2012 at 9:31am
Yeah, rockabilly in the Gilded Age!
Comment by Tim Twiss on September 23, 2012 at 10:38am

This is certainly one that would have NEVER survived without notation. All rhythms and funkiness built right into the score. Funk can almost cross the century line with dots....but it still needs a player with soul.

 

Comment by Paul Draper on September 23, 2012 at 11:28am

One of the tricky things about this piece, for me, is getting in the thumb-string notes at the right time and place.  Without notation those notes would have been lost or misplaced.

Comment by Tim Twiss on September 23, 2012 at 11:48am

I found it a great challenge to keep the groups of triplets even and consistant. 

Comment by Paul Draper on September 23, 2012 at 4:06pm

Ah right... then there's that.  That's always a concern -- not to rush the triplets...

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