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Circus Jig - Bell & Son Minstrel Banjos & Ryan Gray

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Comment by Paul Draper on February 24, 2012 at 8:51pm

You guys sound great!

Comment by rick Ceballos on February 25, 2012 at 8:27am

Squeezin and bangin..... alllright!

Comment by flatfoot johnny on February 25, 2012 at 7:31pm

I Like it!!

Comment by Nicholas A Bechtel on February 29, 2012 at 5:21pm


Comment by Lonnie Blackwell on March 14, 2012 at 10:01pm

I like the way your concertina blends with the banjo. Hope you guys post  more with this conbination!

Comment by Bell Banjos on March 14, 2012 at 11:48pm

Lonnie, all I did was show these fellers where the notes were. They did the rest. I'm so proud of them. They play coffee shops and little bars mostly. As they were unpacking their gear the other day somewhere, there was a voice they heard that said, "Good!! No guitars."

Comment by Lonnie Blackwell on March 15, 2012 at 9:18am

Glad to hear someone else feels that way!!

Comment by Steve Jeter on March 15, 2012 at 10:22am

 oh I see you handle the slide or whatever its called in the 2nd section differently. Yes, that was what was giving me the most trouble. I was watching Rhiannons version to learn this tune.  But now I see you and Tim both use a different way . I could not seem to get the finger brush right.  Ill be practicing this at lunchtime   thanks

Comment by Tom Morrison on March 15, 2012 at 2:27pm

I have best success with what I call "rolls' by squeezing all 4 fingers together as I strike down and then the thumb catches the 5th string.  If another roll does not follow I loosen up my fingers.  I suppose everyone has their own method but I struggled until I discovered this technique.

Comment by Steve Jeter on March 16, 2012 at 9:11am

 Guys I tried to get that B part yesterday,, are you doing  a thumb strike on the D  then a guitar upstroke on the F# and then a reg. index strike  on the A That all I could figure out ,, but you seem to have a better way



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