Posted by Boadicea on Thursday, October 12, 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qor2ib8iXtgâ€Œ Carolina Chocolate Drops - Instrument Interview: Bones & Banjo (Sleepover Shows) I am trying to learn a little bit about American musical history. This was today's video that I watched. Any suggestions on other videos that encompass American musical/banjo history will be gratefully accepted. I am learning so much everyday.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPkuu_wa7gI Rhiannon Giddens on a gourd banjo.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHCEMHlufrAâ€Œ Dom Flemons on banjo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zON37u44ObIâ€Œ Sankofa: Reclaiming History: Carolina Chocolate Drops at TEDxUNC
I hope to write on one of the pieces of Clawhammer Tunes of the Week. I have been writing some notes. I need to know a fair bit more about Clawhammer though!
I am looking forward to my practising today. It will be great. I understood much more, by the end of my lesson yesterday how important the rolls were in a much more fundamental way. So My banjo teacher showed me ways to practise my rolls, so that was educational. He has so much knowledge to share, sometimes I think my brain will explode, by the end I do have a little bit of brain fatigue!
Friday, October 13, 2017 @2:45:29 AM
I think just learning an instrument naturally peaks an interest in it's history. I am currently reading a book detailing the history of the banjo. I won't recommend it though as theres a lot of 'arty farty' drivel in it.
The thing that surprised me on my first research was how contrived bluegrass was(As a musical genre, nit particularly the banjo). And, as opposed to say guitar which sort of grew and spread into 'anything goes' the way the vast majority of banjo playing has split into the two camps of scruggs and clawhammer.
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'Moon Behind the Hill' 7 min
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'Wayfaring Stranger' 3 hrs