Posted by erikforgod on Thursday, August 11, 2011
Ok I hope I didnt put the proverbial "cart before the horse" a bit jumping on this tab, but yah know, "Salt Creek" is one of my favorite songs "ever" fiddle tune wise. I used to play it on the Mandolin back in the day and I really love how it sounds on the Banjo.
This song I felt had some good "drop-thumb" excercises in it...I started it last Sunday and have been "goin at it" Since I have started to focus more on drop-thumb the last few weeks..I wanted to try it..I think Mike Iversons version is really nice.
I dont like the way I am "popping" the 5th string through some parts...it sounds too loud...anyone else hear that? I think in a few parts it could be overiding that sweet melody line that Salt Creek has. Also I wonder if maybe I should be "cradling" the neck more instead of kinda gripping with the thumb below the neck line...like I do with my classical guitar? Not sure...it feels comfortable to me. When I try to cradle the neck and play it feels like I am trying to finger my way across a "popsicle" stick...a banjo neck is such a thin profile....Well anyways...back to practice :)
Thursday, August 11, 2011 @8:58:44 AM
After a long day at work Salt Creek really made me feel good again.
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