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Laurence Diehl - Posted - 07/29/2008:  08:17:26


Just a cute little tune I wrote a while back - don't expect too much!
Thanks for listening.

http://www.banjohangout.org/myhango...musicid=9196

Cheers,
Laurence

It takes a lot to laugh, but it takes a train to cry

salvatone - Posted - 07/29/2008:  08:41:44


Nice. What about the time signature. I hear measures of 7, am I correct?

Salvatone

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 07/29/2008:  08:57:18


quote:
Originally posted by salvatone

Nice. What about the time signature. I hear measures of 7, am I correct?

Salvatone


Hi Sal,
While my theory knowledge around pitches is quite good, it is sadly lacking when it comes to time signatures, so you tell me - is it?
I routinely add bars of 2 to my compositions but (maybe because I am a programmer) I count up to one, then I start over

Cheers,
Laurence

It takes a lot to laugh, but it takes a train to cry

richmondgeorge - Posted - 07/29/2008:  09:19:55


It sound good to me. nice sounding banjo too

Lumpy - Posted - 07/29/2008:  10:44:27


Laurence, that was some special playing; sounded great. Wish I started playing in 1968. Thanks for the post.

Lumpy
Gold Tone OB-250G
"So much music, such little time."

salvatone - Posted - 07/29/2008:  11:30:40


I will give it another listen when I have a chance, but I too get a bit flummoxed around odd time signatures. This song reminded me of Rodeo by Aaron Copeland (Beef, It's What's for Dinner add on TV). Do you hear that in it?

Salvatone

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 07/29/2008:  12:21:32


- Thanks George
- Thanks Lumpy, yeah been playing forty years now! Still trying to catch up with those darn youngsters!
- Sal, not familiar with Rodeo. I still think I may be adding in extra bars of 2 which sounds like it throws off the whole time signature.

Cheers,
Laurence

It takes a lot to laugh, but it takes a train to cry

swiggin - Posted - 07/29/2008:  12:51:19


Nice piece of music, and playing. I think what Salvatone was referring to was Hoedown, from Rodeo, by Copeland, atleast that's where I heard the similarities in some parts. I could very well be wrong. However, here is a link to see for yourself, and its banjo related, to see if you can hear it: http://youtube.com/watch?v=g35VEfTZ65s

Seth

By the way, your 'Just Friends' is great, one of my favorite banjo pieces, just wish it was longer.

salvatone - Posted - 07/29/2008:  13:26:19


I wouldn't say "throws it off." I find that the odd timing really adds to the tune.

Seth, I think you are correct. I think that Bela Fleck and the Flecktones do Hoedown, it is quite extraordinary.

Edited: Now I see that it the link that you posted.

Salvatone


Edited by - salvatone on 07/29/2008 13:30:08

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 07/29/2008:  15:08:01


Thanks Seth!
I got so lost in Bela's playing I forgot what I was doing!

Cheers,
Laurence

It takes a lot to laugh, but it takes a train to cry

Hunter Robertson - Posted - 07/29/2008:  21:25:06


That is nice Laurence.

By the way, Copeland got that tune pretty much straight from this recording of Bonaparte's Retreat by William Stepp:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=1yeQucos9-M

Hunter



Old Time Music for the Body & Soul - www.hunterrobertson.com

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 07/30/2008:  10:41:59


quote:
Originally posted by Hunter Robertson

That is nice Laurence.

By the way, Copeland got that tune pretty much straight from this recording of Bonaparte's Retreat by William Stepp:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=1yeQucos9-M

Hunter



Old Time Music for the Body & Soul - www.hunterrobertson.com


Thanks Hunter. I have never been compared to Aaron Copeland before, this is a first.

Cheers,
Laurence

It takes a lot to laugh, but it takes a train to cry

Rick Woods - Posted - 07/30/2008:  12:34:59


I always look forward to a new tune from you because I know it will be outstanding, and this one is! Thanks for sharing with all of us.

Rick
Sullivan Bardstown
Fender Leo

They ain''t nothin'' that a good banjo pickin can''t cure! My therapy starts with three picks and five strings! YeeHaaw!!

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 07/30/2008:  13:38:22


Thanks Rick -always great to hear from you!

Cheers,
Laurence

It takes a lot to laugh, but it takes a train to cry

RedZinger - Posted - 07/30/2008:  16:43:06


Cute? It's Cool!! Thanks for sharing that.

Best wishes,
Rob

BlueBanjo28 - Posted - 07/30/2008:  17:56:47


I love it. Love the sound of that banjo too. I just sold a '73 Baldwin Ode. I couldn't get it to sound like that though.
Is your banjo all original?
I have found that most folks like plain simple stuff that bores us but the few of us who ike bluegrass or acoustic music enjoy it. thanks again.

I''d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal labotomy.

Laurence Diehl - Posted - 07/31/2008:  09:20:52


- Thanks Zinger, I would much rather be cool than cute!
- BlueB: The banjo is all original. It is a style 2, archtop with aluminium rim and it seems to record surprisingly well - thanks for the compliment!

Cheers,
Laurence

It takes a lot to laugh, but it takes a train to cry

Michael Keith - Posted - 07/31/2008:  10:43:29


Sounds good and you played it well. Salvatone you are correct I hear in about 5 places the eighth note is missing. This may have been done on purpose but if not he can correct it easy with use of a metro dome.

BlueBanjo28 - Posted - 08/01/2008:  04:20:38


My Ode was a style C. Amazing how many different tones can come out of different banjos.

I''d rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal labotomy.

Bongshang - Posted - 08/10/2008:  06:05:34


Really nice composition Laurence. Lovely tone too.

Bongshang


GF-85 customized to the hilt

stringbreaker - Posted - 08/13/2008:  18:52:16


I like that a lot

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