For enthusiasts of early banjo
From Frank B. Converse's "Banjo Without a Master" (AKA "The Yellow Book") of 1865. Tempo wanders a bit as I try to get the hang of keeping time with a foot tambourine.
The quintessential banjo song. One of the first I picked up in the Flesher book. Easy to mix up with about 50 others.
That's great Andy! :)
Once you get the hang of 1234, 1234, try doing the tambo every other beat, like 1_3_, 1_3_. Then bring in an occasional 1_34. Or a nice 123_ at the ending phrase. Takes some practice! When you flub it, go slower til you get it again. :) In my video of the tune I'm almost always using a 1_34, with an occasional 1234 section.
Camptown Hornpipe seems like a fancier version of this in some ways, so I used to find it tempting to only play that one instead. But I think if one can approach the two distinctly in the mindset, then Cotton Pod doesn't get shoved to the back of the cupboard. :)
The similar 'Camptown Hornpipe' from Briggs was one of the first I learned. This one has been on my list forever and I needed something relatively easy after banging my head against 'Operatic Jig' lately.
There's definitely a bit of a 'patting your head and rubbing your stomach at the same time' element to letting your foot do its own thing. Something to practice with the tunes I know in my sleep!
This community is pretty accepting of wherever you choose to place the beat...1and 3, or 2 and 4. Maybe 1, 2, 3, and 4. Just be deliberate. Or ....do whatever. If it is in time, it will be just fine
sounds good. If I'm not careful I get the camptown hornpipe and a few of the walk arounds all mixed up.
CA- you are not alone in that. ;)
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