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Riverwalk II - Clawhammer style

Posted by Kevin G on Friday, October 15, 2010

For some reason, I can't just leave well enough alone. Since I can't seem to shake my newfound addiction to Clawhammer style banjo, I decided to try to adapt one of the 3 original songs I've got up here (Riverwalk) to the CH-style. I've posted the results on my music page for you to compare with the original. Neither recording is my most flawless rendition, but that's the result of a recording device being turned on. I play perfectly when no one is listening or there's no recording attempt. Honest.

Anyway, I've been having a lot of fun, and I thank Terri McMurray, who worked with me--a complete CH novice--at the Midwest Banjo camp this summer, for getting me going. I also have to thank the BHO, where I won the beautiful Deering Old Tyme Wonder banjo you hear me playing in the song, and the members here on the site, who've provided encouragement and counsel when I need it most.

It's humble, but it's heartfelt. My friends...this song's for you.



PS. May you all have plenty of sunny walks along the river, too.

2 comments on “Riverwalk II - Clawhammer style”

Jane C Says:
Saturday, October 16, 2010 @7:59:24 AM

I like them both Kevin but prefer the CH version, aren't you talented? Very nice indeed.

Kevin G Says:
Saturday, October 16, 2010 @3:44:27 PM

Thanks Jane. You're most kind. I think I like the CH version a little better, too. I'm still working the kinks out of the CH stroke, but it's coming along.

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