Posted by Stev187 on Sunday, February 4, 2007
I first got into old-time music when my CD player was broken. I was also doing a lot of driving and working around the house, so the cassette became my medium of choice for music.
I need to get off the stick and write a review of Fink's awesome record. I converted the cassette to mp3 for my own use a while ago. Her playing is just so marvelous. I am flirting with going to MidWest Banjo Camp just because she'll be a teacher there. Of course, Mike Seeger would be a draw as well!
OTBA is a great record, too. Many great players here. I love Reed Martin's version of Snowdrop here. It's enough to make you want to quit playing the banjo! This version and Walt Koken's style influence the B part I developed recently for my verion of "Snowdrop." I need to review this one, too.
The truth is, I did the harmonics on "Snowdrop" because I can't play any high parts on the fretless yet.
Oh, and the title "Cool Tapes" is stolen from my favorite cartoon, Homestar Runner."
Monday, February 5, 2007 @6:45:46 AM
My first Clawhammer Teacher is Cathy Fink's DVD
"Singing with the banjo"
In Japan, Clawhammer banjo-style is very rare.
I didn't understand how I play it only by listening to music with a cassette.
I thank her.
Monday, February 5, 2007 @8:53:42 AM
Cathy Fink is a fantastic player. Did you like that DVD? I've thought of getting it.
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