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Playing Since: 1962
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Occupation: Professional Musician and Gold Tone Retailer
Gold Tone cello banjos: CEB-5 and CEB-4. Gold Tone BC-350+. The Soundbird tenor banjo by Gold Tone. Sitar, mandocello, mandolin...
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by Paul Roberts
Play count: 274
9 people like this
Size: 3,866kb, uploaded 1/2/2009 8:31:12 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
This little melody came to me this evening as my soul was needing some nourishment.
5-string cello banjo - tuned octave Double C, using a bone frailing pick.
Tomorrow I'll try some overdubbing.
||Don Borchelt Says:|
Friday, January 02, 2009 @9:18:53 PM
While we are all straining to reach for extraneous notes, Paul is recording the sound track for our lives. This is wonderful, like hummingbirds dancing. The very best use of the cello banjo I've heard yet. When tomorrow gets here, I sure wouldn't add anything to it .
Friday, January 02, 2009 @10:03:18 PM
I am tranced and calm and excited by this outstanding Original, Nice work and effortless for your listener................Steve
||Greg Connor Says:|
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @8:45:30 AM
What a wonderful piece Paul, and such an original way to play. I like the tuning, and the voicing of the Cello.
Saturday, January 03, 2009 @9:27:09 AM
Man, Paul, that is sooooo sweet! An awesometune, well-played. Thanks!!!
||Pine Cone Says:|
Tuesday, January 06, 2009 @10:25:28 PM
This just sound so good. I guess I HAVE to get one of these banjos. Love the tune, just kinda infects your soul... Like Don sez... "... the sound of our lives..." Very nice!
||Loo P. Says:|
Wednesday, January 14, 2009 @9:28:55 AM
Just Beautiful! Thanks so much!
Friday, October 30, 2009 @6:41:10 PM
Paul, you already know I'm a big fan. This is another great reason why. thnx for posting
Monday, November 23, 2009 @9:09:14 AM
Extremely original. I like what Don wrote "Sound track to our lives." It is wonderful. OK, now you have to tell me about this bone frailing pick and about the technique . . . is the drone accomplished by alternating thumb and finger really fast with punches thrown in for the melody? You keep the rhythm perfectly. I would believe it if you told me "I used dulcimer hammers!" It is very cool Paul!
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