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From the lil yellow book, played on Bell Sweeny

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Comment by Scott Danneker on September 5, 2016 at 1:26pm
Gee whiz Chris! you have become a master.
Comment by Chris Prieto on September 5, 2016 at 1:28pm
Thanks Scott! It only appears that way for a few minutes at a time haha that was like take 74 of ol Butler's Jig.
Comment by Timothy Twiss on September 5, 2016 at 1:36pm

Shhhhh.....nobody needs to know how many takes...ha


Comment by Paul Draper on September 5, 2016 at 3:16pm
Just keeps getting better and better - really nice!
Comment by Timothy Twiss on September 5, 2016 at 4:33pm

I agree.....you are really hitting your stride

Comment by Chris Prieto on September 5, 2016 at 6:06pm
Comment by Tom Taggart on September 6, 2016 at 12:04am

Great playing Chris!

Comment by Sonny Bryan on September 7, 2016 at 7:03am
Solid as a rock, Chris.....
Comment by Max L. Rowland on November 4, 2016 at 10:48am

Wow, this is one of the best renditions of this I've heard! I'm having some trouble with the thumbing on the second string for this tune and I'd love to hear any suggestions if you have them!

Comment by Chris Prieto on November 5, 2016 at 11:46am
Thanks Max (and Sonny and Tom too!) I found that the yellow book does a good job building up from simpler to more complex tunes. It felt really demanding of the thumb at first since I had only played Briggs. If you start from the beginning, play em at a slow pace and do the fingering just as indicated in book you should be good. I first played them however I could but the Converse style thumb use didn't really click for me until I relearned them all with proper fingering as indicated in book.


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