For enthusiasts of early banjo
This is my first time reading sheet music for banjo. And, I've realized I have a heavy thumb. I hope I've interpreted this properly.
Ha, ha! Thank you. I'm trying to get a feel for this and stay focused with the camera rolling.
This is great- you are really zooming along in your progress! More than me, for sure!
(yikes I'm so BAD and uninspired lately, too much work on my desk)
Well, at least I taught a new clawhammer player how to play The Cuckoo today. And I gave her a free cheapo gigbag I had lying around, since she had no case at all. So...my own version of good 'banjo progress' for today. ;)
That IS good banjo progress!
I've been home for the past two days with a stomach bug. I've had some time on my hands :)
How did you come to choose doing it guitar style?
Valerie, I suspect you are just naturally up-picking because your background is coming from bluegrass banjo style (up-picking in roll combinations), not clawhammer (striking down towards the head with your nail). Tim (for one) knows all about the styles used in minstrel banjo playing- stroke style, and guitar style (and are there maybe others too?)
Valerie I'm still trying to figure out what that pretty pearl inlay is on your banjo neck- is it a design of leaves, or something else?
No fingering indication....so anything goes. There are very many of them go either way. You can stretch a point as Rob McGillop did by doing Briggs' in guitar style. I actually don't see it (guitar style) until Buckley's Books, where tunes could go either way. This Winner's book was later, but the tune was obviously around in the 1850's. G.S. Buckley played fingerstyle in the 50's.
Carry on....I thought it was cool.
Valerie I would like to know how you picked that particular tune to play. :)
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