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"Canaries" on Two Gourd Banjos: With & Without a Thumb String

www.nctradmusic.com Ruminating about early banjo prototypes from West Africa acculturating with Spanish and Portuguese lutes and when and where it happened, ...

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Comment by Strumelia on November 19, 2018 at 12:33pm
Very cool Mark. 1588...man, that's 'early music' for sure!
I like how when you do the version without the thumb string, you fill that 'missing' 5th string rhythm moment with the return stroke of the pick... thus preserving the feel of what we banjoists would usually expect, being most familiar with our syncopated thumb strings.


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