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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: Blue Moon Of Kentucky #5

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davidcava - Posted - 02/18/2019:  15:52:22

Hoping to bring a few Bluegrass players over to this forum. Much to be learned by the tenor and plectrum players here in this forum. World Class players who know more chords than Mel Bay himself. Give them all a close listen.

For 5 string.....the #5 is a great substitute for the 7th chord. Take the 3rd, 2nd and 1st string positions. 135-351-513. Sharp the 5 in every position, and there you have it. It repeats every four frets. Give it a try in Blue Moon. I played them at end of vid.

Mooooo - Posted - 02/18/2019:  16:57:35

That was some nice picking there David. I thought you were picking on your Tenor at first because of the lighting, I couldn't see the 5th peg. Anyway, I loved the licks and nice chords at the end there.

yeoldbanjoguy - Posted - 02/18/2019:  17:15:15

You’ve hit it again David! Man I could listen to you all day dude! Really nice


Don Lewers - Posted - 02/18/2019:  22:55:48

Pickin' it'a so nice and clean there Dave, sounds as good'as Charles Buck Trent ta'me!. .... Don.

davidcava - Posted - 02/19/2019:  04:55:38

Thank You Moooo, Bruce, Don. I appreciate that. Bluegrass, and Jazz/Blues, are like bread and butter, and we can learn tons from one another on our preferred banjos. Not that they necessarily need be replaced in ones' genre......such as...I don't think a four string banjo can be equaled in a Bluegrass situtation....just as a five string can't be equaled in a tenor situation. The five can be modified for Plectrum, but you get my drift.

Don, you are one of the World Class musicians I was speaking of in the heading. I've love listening to you on your Plectrum, and I've learned tons from you my friend.

Rock On Everyone, keep it all going.


Edited by - davidcava on 02/19/2019 04:56:35

FlyinEagle - Posted - 02/19/2019:  05:18:45

That is really nice, David. Love it!

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 02/19/2019:  14:37:06

Real nice playing David, and demo of the +5 use. You can play a whole tone scale over that of course, but you have to be careful or you start sounding like Tchaikovsky.

davidcava - Posted - 02/19/2019:  15:11:37

Thanks Laurence. Tchaikovsky.....hmmm....He was Polish right? If he was Polish, I'm going to play that whole tone scale the next time I play it. smiley

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 02/19/2019:  16:04:01

Tchaikovski would be Polish, but don't let me hold you back playing the whole tone scale!

davidcava - Posted - 02/19/2019:  19:31:54 about half a whole tone scale?

Omeboy - Posted - 02/20/2019:  09:07:22

Geeeeeeeeeee, Dave. You were so close to getting your merit badge in banjo playing, but the TchaikovSKI thing didn't set too well with the camp counselors. (One of them has Russian ancestors.) Well, there's always next year. (BTW, no balalaika lessons for you!!!!)devil

Edited by - Omeboy on 02/20/2019 09:08:14

aintbrokejustbadlybent - Posted - 02/20/2019:  09:08:38

Very nice, well played. I love bluegrass, especially new grass. Big fan of Dawg music.

davidcava - Posted - 02/20/2019:  09:29:48

lol.....sorreee Paul

Hey....the Russians tried to grab my Grandfather from Poland, to "draft" him into the Russian army. I may never get my merit badge...


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