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Foggy Mountain Banjo Project Part 4 -- John Henry

Posted by bellf on Friday, May 18, 2018

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This is the April edition of my Foggy Mountain Banjo Project.

I'm submitting this more than two weeks late due to an illness during April that really slowed things down. 

I learned the up the neck part by ear from Bennett Sullivan's recording of this tune. It is pretty close to Earl Scruggs's main break, but it is slightly different. I added my own down the neck arrangement, which I decided to do after listening to Tony Trischka's version of this tune from his Territory album. Tony's version uses Travis style in the main, which I'm not doing here. I just used Tony's version as inspiration.

Next time I will post Cripple Creek. I'll try to get back on schedule (posting at the end of the month), but there's a good chance it will be a little late.

4 comments on “Foggy Mountain Banjo Project Part 4 -- John Henry”

rkfan100 Says:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @3:18:50 AM

Sounds good.

bellf Says:
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 @6:00:37 AM

Thanks silversheltie

WayneConrad Says:
Sunday, June 3, 2018 @6:50:15 AM

Nicely played! I like that the melody stands out. The bends sounds great.

bellf Says:
Monday, June 4, 2018 @2:31:40 PM

Thanks Wayne.

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