For enthusiasts of early banjo
Buckley's 1860. on a Jay Moschella Banjo.
So some critique from my peers would be good. I wonder if I am attacking the notes correctly. sometimes feel I am a little too stiff. Also need to work on intonation.
It sounds really good to me, and I didn't notice the intonation being off. Since the notation doesn't give us any indication of fingering, it's interesting how different people work it out. I'd say experiment with using some pull-offs to open strings, like on the 3rd string from "fret" 2-to-0.
If intonation is ever a bit off, we get a little "grace" from being fretless. Sort of like, it's part of it.
Thanks fellas, I think I listened to myself about a thousand times, to me It started sounding sloppy and lord knows I must have done 30-40 takes, for me that phenomenon happens when hitting record, my concentration leaves the room.
Thank you for the input. Another song that has truly taken me to another level. Good stuff.
Sounds lovely to me!
I like the backlighting and amber tones in the video too.
Thank you Strumelia!
"If intonation is ever a bit off, we get a little "grace" from being fretless. Sort of like, it's part of it."
In Round Peak style, fretless banjo players sometimes intentionally play(ed) between the notes. That's the beauty of the fretless banjo, and it gives those old-time tunes their particular flavor.
Well, we don't do it on purpose, but shhhhhhhhh
ha,ha..so true. I just saw something and the guy was playing a fretless' minstrel and he explained that it's about the notes in between the notes that adds that feel.
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