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 ARCHIVED TOPIC: My Grand Tenor Banjo Lesson - Davis

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Greenmeat - Posted - 05/21/2019:  06:05:55

"The Manhattan Minstrel" Eddy Davis performing a MAJOR Tenor Banjo Lesson. Using the Songs "Me and my Shadow" and Neal Hefti's Girl Talk as examples. Please contact me with any questions you may have. It is performed on Davis' Early (One of a Kind) Gibson Trap Door 12' head - 15 fret neck Tenor Banjo.
I'm very pleased with this lesson -- I think it shows how HARMONY works so well on the GRAND OLD TENOR BANJO. Eddy

Give me some questions I can answer for my next lesson.

Greenmeat - Posted - 05/22/2019:  23:01:13

No Body?

malarz - Posted - 05/23/2019:  05:41:42


That’s a whole semester of harmony in your video! I’m hoping that those folks who have more experience than I have will jump in with questions.

Thanks for sharing!


L50EF15 - Posted - 05/23/2019:  06:30:01

Chords rule. Thanks for this!

Banjotrading - Posted - 05/24/2019:  10:12:32

I would like to hear your feelings on using the suspensions and turnarounds between passages in developing a chord melody.

Ag_econ_man - Posted - 05/25/2019:  05:28:05


Your new trapdoor sounds great. I have a 10.5" open back version. Lot easier to make some of the stretchy chords than with my standard scale B&D.

I second a discussion of turnarounds. As to specific sound tutorials, ever consider one on "I Left My Heart in San Francisco"? You did a excellent rendition of that song a couple of years back.

stevo58 - Posted - 06/05/2019:  07:59:40

Eddy I’m a rank beginner but I sure did enjoy watching that. Not only is the playing wonderful, and the explanation interesting, but you sure look like you still enjoy playing. I’ll take from it what I can now and come back again when I begin to know what I’m doing.


Edited by - stevo58 on 06/05/2019 08:02:08

BanjoSteveK - Posted - 06/10/2019:  14:00:17

Hi Eddy,

Thank you for all of your banjo lessons. I am slowly working through this one, trying to apply every new thing you've demonstrated. It's a slow but fun and rewarding process. I wish I could absorb the material as quickly as you post it. If it was easy to play music, I guess everyone would do it.


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