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Bucky - Posted - 02/06/2007:  09:04:22


Hey everyone,
On a previous thread I was led to believe that Doug's tune was easy because I was taught it in a few minutes..but after listening to an LP album that some of us banjo pickers put out 30 years ago..one of the pickers on the album played Doug's tune the right way and it dawned on me how difficult this tune really is..To think that I said it was easy and learned it in a few minutes was an overstatement on my part...sorry..It was the teachers style that made it easy but fell short of the real thing..

But I must congratulate the teacher who showed me a simple way of playing it..since who cares if it's right or not...It only gives those of us who know scruggs rolls by heart to play Doug Dillard tunes...I got caught up into believing that Doug's playing could be simple but now have changed my mind...But still am proud to be able to play Doug's tune the teacher's way..



Bucky


Edited by - Banjoman on 02/06/2007 20:13:17

chickenpickin - Posted - 02/06/2007:  10:47:03


quote:
Originally posted by Bucky

Hey everyone,
On a previous thread I was led to believe that Doug's tune was easy because I was taught it in a few minutes..but after listening to an LP album that some of us banjo pickers put out 30 years ago..one of the pickers on the album played Doug's tune the right way and it dawned on me how difficult this tune really is..To think that I said it was easy and learned it in a few minutes was an overstatement on my part...sorry..It was the teachers style that made it easy but fell short of the real thing..

But I must congratulate the teacher who showed me a simple way of playing it..since who cares if it's right or not...It only gives those of us who know scruggs rolls by heart to play Doug Dillard tunes...I got caught up into believing that Doug's playing could be simple but now have changed my mind...But still am proud to be able to play Doug's tune the teacher's way..



Bucky




I never learned to play it the way Dillard plays it either. I had to opt for an easier way, at least for me. I hardly ever play it anymore. and the other day I sat down to play it and realized I'd forgotten half of it. It's one of those tunes you need to play it every so often to keep it fresh in your memory.

Happy Pickin' from the Chicken
Tim
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1977 D-18 Martin
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A shubb capo and some picks

tarheel - Posted - 02/06/2007:  11:14:13


I never have got the triplet part smoothed out----- but it's a great song to work on your timing.
Wayne

Bucky - Posted - 02/06/2007:  12:39:04


Thanks fellows for your thoughts...I was excited that with my scruggs type playing that I could play Dillard tunes ....now it's going to be hard work to get his tunes down right..At 72,I may just fake it...Fun with the banjo seems to be more important to me than hard work at my age...

Bucky

dtuner5 - Posted - 02/06/2007:  19:23:59


That's always been one of my favorite songs, probably because I can't play a lot of his other stuff.

Roger
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'97 ESS
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