If your ears can't stand the banjo...this ain't for you! I just couldn't play the fiddle or the viola today...so...I only played banjo. Didn't sound so good tat that either, but oh well. Had time to play so I just played whatever. Clawhammer banjo, bass, and my grandson's toy African drum...not much, but I had the time for it, so...had to record something. Here's what I got today!
I liked the sparseness of just banjo and snare. It showcased the melody beautifully.
Thanks! It was actually a toy djembe African type drum...grandson left it here, so I tapped on it, but it did come out sounding more like a snare drum, for some reason...lol.
Nice playing, Peggy. I read about the drum, but to me it just sounds like a good ol' head-thumpin' clawhammer stroke.
I really need to learn this tune, been on my list for years.
Brad, this tune comes from Henry Reed of Glen Lyn, VA. Listening to it just now I realized its "morphed" quite a bit over the years, including in my memory. loc.gov/item/afcreed000095/
I think it has definitely morphed out from Henry Reed’s. When I heard Dwight Diller play his version on clawhammer it was the one that struck me the most. I play it Dwight’s way, though, different, because...A, I don’t like to copy, and B, my playing ain’t anywhere close to Dwight’s, so I’d feel silly trying. Normally, though, I really love what Dwight does with old, old tunes....I just try not to get too close to what he does.
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