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Mandolin Orange - Boots of Spanish Leather & Practising on Thursday

Posted by Boadicea on Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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Mandolin Orange - Boots of Spanish Leather (Bob Dylan Cover) - Audiotree Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iOHkyZ62jjQ

Mandolin Orange - There Was A Time - Audiotree Live https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BG_NL_5ZkPA&index=2&list=RDiOHkyZ62jjQ

Old Crow Medicine Show - Wagon Wheel [Official Music Video] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gX1EP6mG-E&index=17&list=RDiOHkyZ62jjQ

The Weight - Gillian Welch & Old Crow Medicine Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXf-SuBbJa0&index=18&list=RDiOHkyZ62jjQ

This morning I listened to one of the videos in the video section by banjukeboxhttps://youtu.be/pd0YgIKsX9I so it is in old timey genre, and the playing style is Clawhammer and Old-Time. There is just so much gold contained in our video section, not to mention listening to all the Mp3s! Yesterday I listened to a video posted by chuckv97 https://youtu.be/aLCYcw3MdIs it is in the  Bluegrass genre, and I am not sure of the playing style.Cypress Hills - John Reischman & the Jaybirds. I love the quality of the sound. The presence in the music has a particular silence and prescence at the same time, hard to explain.

 

Practising on Thursday

Semi Supine (Constructive Rest) http://www.dandbpublishing.com/perch/resources/semi-supine-chapt-1.mp3

Due to my pointer fingernail being split just at the edge on the left hand side, which did split again, despite the superglue, so yesterday I bought some matt nail polish so you can't see it, much better. Now I can see the point of excessive nail care.

I did a small amount of chord work yesterday but it was too much. So no C or D7 today, nor typing.

Basic Strum 1

Backward forward roll finger across 12th to 7th fret

Backward forward roll 

Will add to as I practise more


I decided to play with a forward backward roll, open G and Em, going up and down the head of the banjo, I got right into it and built up a bit of speed, and for a few moments here and there I was making music, I was making a sound that was from me, then it was gone, and I was practising some more, and then I clicked back in to making music. I did the Open G and Em changeovers, whole bars mostly, some half bars, and up and down the banjo head, and I got a wide range of loud, soft, slow fast, soft, loud, fast, slow and so forth. 



4 comments on “Mandolin Orange - Boots of Spanish Leather & Practising on Thursday”

WayneConrad Says:
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 @4:03:09 PM

What a wonderful moment when you're making music!

Boadicea Says:
Wednesday, December 6, 2017 @10:32:06 PM

It was great WayneConrad!

dbrooks Says:
Thursday, December 7, 2017 @4:00:54 PM

Mandolin Orange's "Boots of Spanish Leather" just tugs at my heart and reveals the real emotion in Dylan's song that I did not feel so deeply in his version.

Boadicea Says:
Thursday, December 7, 2017 @4:18:08 PM

It is amazing dbrooks I felt really moved by this song myself. There is just something to it. It struck me as well.

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