Minstrel Banjo

For enthusiasts of early banjo

My sight reading is marginal, but I think this an arrangement of this 1848 Christy's Minstrels tune by the same name: http://www.loc.gov/item/sm1848.460380

I'm still working on this one and was using a cheesy tambourine loop made with the whimpy tambourine that comes with GarageBand's drumkits... so I decided to make a loop with an actual tambourine. Then I found a rattle in the Jazz drum kit that sounds a lot like a jawbone. Interesting possibilities here, if only for practice!

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Comment by Paul Draper on April 20, 2014 at 10:20am

This is nice.  Has little hints of round-peaky elements in it. (those pull-offs on the first string e.g. ; even a little bit of fire on the mountain.)

Comment by Andy Chase on April 20, 2014 at 10:29am

Yeah, it has a very clawhammery feel to it in general, and different parts of it keep reminding me of other things I can't quite put my finger on.

Comment by Paul Draper on April 20, 2014 at 10:46am

Thanks for putting this once more on my radar.  I'm working on it right now.

Comment by Andy Chase on April 20, 2014 at 10:54am

I love putting all of the MP3s of Tim's tutor CDs on shuffle; sooner or later one of them like this floats to the top of the 'to learn' pile!

Comment by Paul Draper on April 20, 2014 at 11:30am

Right.  

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