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I like Old Time Music

Posted by clawfootcurt on Thursday, November 1, 2007

Well, after 1 1/2 years being interested in the banjo and banjo like music, it turns out that I like the old time stuff best.  As a matter of fact, I like Appalacian folk music so much, that until this week, I didn't even know any church type songs.  Pretty odd for a guy that is in church almost anytime the doors are open.  I've been working on I'll Fly Away this week and it's not too bad.  At only 19 months playing, it's nothing fancy either, but I'm hoping for the best as my fingers learn this one.  I suppose I will need to figure out a couple of Christmas tunes too.  If I recall correctly, I had played Jingle Bells last year, so that one should be kind of a brush up.  I should learn another one too it think.  O.K., that's all for now, hope I didn't bore you too much.  Just felt like puttin' this down on my blog.

6 comments on “I like Old Time Music”

PruchaLegend Says:
Friday, November 2, 2007 @1:25:21 AM

Hey Curt! You're not boring us. It's interesting to hear what other folks are doing. Rather nice that you've decided which genre you like best...sort of helps direct your activities and practice. Keep up the good work.

dbrooks Says:
Friday, November 2, 2007 @9:07:22 AM

Old-time music is great!  I'm glad you have gotten the bug.  I like your list of favorite musicians.  I've learned a lot from Ken Perlman's books and Doc Watson's music.  Enjoy the ride.

frailin Says:
Friday, November 2, 2007 @9:25:01 AM

Cool, Curt!  I played Scrugg's 3-finger style for a long time.  Tuned into clawhammer about 7 years ago and have never looked back.  Old-timey is SO MUCH FUN!  And believe it or not, Gospel OT is even better!  You won't believe how good some of those old hymns sound when you clawhammer 'em nice and slow.  Try What a Friend, When the Role is Called Up Yonder and In the Garden.  GREAT STUFF!



YankeePicker Says:
Friday, November 2, 2007 @10:25:48 AM

Welcome to the club! ;-)

dpete210 Says:
Monday, November 19, 2007 @11:14:36 PM

I like old time music also. Come to think of it, I like most music. Except for rap and heavy metal. No time for that. Keep on pickin' I'm hoping to learn more about old time playing. That clawhammer style sounds good and is intriguing. :-)

CheeseHead Says:
Tuesday, November 20, 2007 @10:24:09 AM

sounds neat...i love the sound of CH/OT i think BG just tends to loose something when its by itself, and when it is with others its ussaly drowned out.....happy holidays!

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