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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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This morning I listened to one of the videos in the video section by banjukebox 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 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)

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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