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Mar 9, 2018 - 12:54:43 PM
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9870 posts since 9/23/2009

If your ears can't stand the banjo...this ain't for you! I just couldn't play the fiddle or the viola 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!

Mar 9, 2018 - 1:46:47 PM

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2254 posts since 2/3/2011

I liked the sparseness of just banjo and snare. It showcased the melody beautifully.

Mar 9, 2018 - 2:08 PM

9870 posts since 9/23/2009

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

Mar 9, 2018 - 6:19:12 PM

2819 posts since 6/21/2007

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.

Mar 9, 2018 - 6:30:01 PM
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8477 posts since 12/2/2007
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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.

Mar 10, 2018 - 5:22:22 AM
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9870 posts since 9/23/2009

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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