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Post Thanksgiving

Posted by Northl on Wednesday, November 29, 2017

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It is great to have holidays and gatherings and cooking and ... but my hands kept feeling empty and I kept thinking, "BANJO!"  It is good to be alive! It is a sunny morning, I have some yummy coffee and a moment.

It is either read these blogs now or practice, so I will catch up reading later. So many posts over the last week!!! @AndyW, if you see this, you posted one about making some change to one of the Scratch songs. I wanted to check it out. Would you possibly be able to sketch these tab alternates on a piece of paper and attach photo or use some other device to produce visual of this for instant understanding and recognition of your intent? I am extremely visual. Which song was it again?

This morning I am running through the Scratch songs. Also I have Bonaparte's Retreat running in my head so I am going to have to visit that for a bit as well. Have a lovely day and keep clawing!

I am thankful for my clawing online practice friends. :) 

Check out this awesomeness! Ola Belle Reed is amazing.

https://youtu.be/lOn6a9frjE

https://clawhammerbanjo.net/clawhammer-banjo-tune-and-tab-of-the-week-bonapartes-retreat/

 

 



5 comments on “Post Thanksgiving”

AndyW Says:
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @12:35:40 PM

Lynda. Just take Dans tab for any one of his 'kitchen sink' tunes. Look it up in the hangout tabs sections. Download a different tab of the same song. Play it through.

You will soon see that there is far more than one way to skin a cat. In fact Dan in the book even advises changing his arrangements which is why he provides fiddle and slightly different 'up to speed' banjo arrangements as musical accompaniment.

All I'm talking about at in my posts(which I can't quite remember specifically) is changing a couple of notes. Kids stuff really.

Northl Says:
Thursday, November 30, 2017 @7:30:31 AM

I value the wonderful variation of Dan's tabs. I feel that memorizing them in this way will build my skill memory for playing things different ways instead of just one way. In every tab the sounds are produced one way in the part A and then depending on the tune of course the same sounds are played in another way in the B section. I think this is one of the greatest things about these Banjo from Scratch lessons. If I just played it by ear, I would not pick out such a great path on my own. I agree that there are lots and lots of tabs for clawhammer banjo but this is a step I am continuing to climb. @AndyW, you thought your change was important and I was interested in it.

Boadicea Says:
Friday, December 1, 2017 @3:25:13 PM

When you say "but my hands kept feeling empty and I kept thinking, "BANJO!"" Well I so relate! Great to read you today Northl! It is much better to practise than read! Have a great jam for me!

Northl Says:
Friday, December 1, 2017 @5:16:39 PM

@boadicea so sorry you are unable? How can we support You?

Boadicea Says:
Saturday, December 2, 2017 @12:25:37 PM

Thanks for the offer of support Northl that is touching. If you ever want to support me I love likes or comments just so I feel connected to other people in the banjo world.

I did not communicate clearly. I was meaning I that related to be doing something and going "Oh where is my banjo? Why can't I play it now?"

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