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James Buckley - 1868, Buckley's Guide for the Banjo - Tim Twiss, Bell Stichter banjo

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Comment by Rob Mohr on November 23, 2019 at 11:55am

Posted both because they both seem equally bad

Comment by Sonny Bryan on November 23, 2019 at 2:45pm

This tune is definitely not a solid “stroke style” minstrel type, Rob.  It uses a lot of thumb; even with pull offs. The dotted eighths also add to the difficulty in establishing a solid rhythm. I found it hard to maintain a good drive without the wheels coming off...

Comment by Rob Mohr on November 23, 2019 at 2:47pm

Exactly, same here. I felt really solid on some of the phrases, but some others just threw a wrench into things. It just seems disjointed to me.

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