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Banjo version of "A Night in the Harem" added to sound files.

Posted by Bob Peelstrom on Thursday, January 28, 2010

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Hey gang, we performed "A Night in the Harem" when we opened for Eddie & Martha and Tom.  Only one change: I picked it on the banjo instead of the dojo.  Our guests really liked the way it sounded, so I decided to put a banjo version up here.

 I've had some Hangout members ask me about the second part - it's not minor. it goes to B-flat.  B-flat is, of course, what you use to turn a G-major into a G-minor; that's probably what they were hearing.  I originally stuck that in to test my problem-solving skills: how the heck do you gracefully get back to G?  A recent addition is that little "departure" before I play the theme for that last time.  It's a G-sharp.  Adds a nice bit of tension, don't you think?

You ought to hear the chords I didn't play...

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