This is the September edition of my Foggy Mountain Banjo project. (A few days late again.)
I started out learning this tune by listening to Bennett Sullivan's recording. He just plays the first break and as far as I can tell it is identical to Earl Scruggs's. I then listened to Earl's recording slowed down to get a few of the other breaks. Some of this was very difficult for my ear to make sense of, so I did a few things different from Earl's playing, simply because I couldn't figure out what he was doing. I didn't consult any tablature for this one.
There are some difficult parts to this tune -- in particular I find it hard to get the fifth fret harmonics to ring nicely.
Earl plays a lot of variations on this tune, and I've only touched on a few of them here. I'll definitely be returning to this one in the future to try to learn more of Earl's techniques.
Next time I'll try Sally Goodin'.
USAF PJ Says:
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @11:26:12 AM
Hi Bell, That was well done and very pleasant. Thanks for posting this, I am encouraged and motivated by your smooth precise playing.
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 @2:49:47 PM
Thursday, October 4, 2018 @7:35:31 AM
Nice picking. That was fun to listen to.
Thursday, October 4, 2018 @3:08:07 PM
Thank you, Wayne.
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