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Cool Tapes

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."


3 comments on “Cool Tapes”

Banjapone Says:
Monday, February 5, 2007 @6:45:46 AM

Hi Steve,
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.




Stev187 Says:
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.

Banjapone Says:
Monday, February 5, 2007 @10:12:44 AM

I like it very much.
I  also have this one.
It's for Owen.




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