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Fall of Richmond

Posted by iharding on Tuesday, February 23, 2010

This video made me want to learn this song.  I'm still plugging through the "How and The Tao..." book, but it's great to have a challenging song that sounds so cool to hack at in between drills.  

My family scoffs at me even trying to play the banjo, but even my boy said "That sounds kind of cool" when he heard me practicing this song yesterday.

My wife will need more time...

3 comments on “Fall of Richmond”

derwood400 Says:
Tuesday, February 23, 2010 @4:16:47 PM

Yeah, thats a great song. One of my favorites. By the way, my family scoffed at me too, but they'll come around. My wife thought the banjo was just another fleeting idea of mine, but she was wrong!

Keep on pickin'


iharding Says:
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @1:22:03 PM

OK, dumb question. now that I can stumble through all 4 parts, what order do they go in? Someone on youtube says ABABCD, but I'm not so sure.

derwood400 Says:
Thursday, February 25, 2010 @2:31:40 PM

Well, thats a good question. The version I learned from was Dwight Diller's tab, which I believe I found in the tab section on the banjo hangout. It is shown in his tab as AABBCCDD. The B part and D part in his tab are quite short. I would imagine its like a lot of tunes, and can be played however you want. It is probably played differently in different regions too. If you posted that question in the Clawhammer Playing Advice forum, I bet you would bet a bunch of different answers.

By the way, maybe you have already, but if you get a chance watch all of FrostyMorn's Banjo videos on youtube. That guy is an amazing musician, and his Kithen Girl Video was the one that inspired me to learn that song. He is a great guitarist and fiddle player too.

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