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Flat Rock

Posted by stratovarious520, written by Jimmy Arnold

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Size: 2,360kb, uploaded 4/15/2017 5:54:57 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Jimmy with Cliff Waldron circa 1972

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Foggy Mountain Breakdown (40 years ago)

Posted by stratovarious520, written by Earl Scruggs

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Size: 1,620kb, uploaded 5/7/2017 8:09:38 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Me and a childhood friend, sitting in the bedroom floor with a cassette recorder between us, circa 1977. I am thankful that he held on to this and other recordings from our childhood, let alone went to the trouble to digitize them.

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J & W Rag

Posted by stratovarious520, written by Jimmy Arnold/Wesley Golding

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Size: 2,704kb, uploaded 4/15/2017 5:53:03 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

A young Jimmy Arnold tearing it up.

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Jackson's Hornpipe

Posted by stratovarious520, written by Tommy Jackson

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Size: 2,964kb, uploaded 8/1/2017 4:49:59 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

I posted another Tommy Jackson tune unknowingly the other day..."Snowflake Reel". JanetB was kind enough to give me some background on the tune and add a very nice clawhammer arrangement. This led to us trading messages about a collaberation of another Jackson tune. It was a bit different for us both. Not too bad for a first time collab...she plays the cello banjo and gracefully states the melody and I come in later like an overexcited 2nd time beginner ('cause it's what I am!) and barrel through the changes again with Janet's accompaniment. My ending is a little exaggerated, but it was good fun, and I hope to do another soon. Thanks Janet for your nice playing and your use of the garage band software.

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Jimmy Arnold Medley (Sort Of)

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Size: 4,496kb, uploaded 3/29/2017 9:31:27 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Unknown/None Chosen

A little over a month in as a second time beginner, with now a "playable" banjo. Attempting to play some Jimmy Arnold stuff...no metronome or backing track, just went for it in the bedroom with a Tascam DP-006. After a 35 year hiatus and a nerve damaged left hand, I hope y'all enjoy. BTW, "Doc Harris' Hornpipe is a hybrid of JA and a Larry McNeely vid off of YouTube.

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More Jimmy Arnold, with a little Vic Jordan, Allen Shelton

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Size: 5,901kb, uploaded 4/3/2017 7:04:43 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Second attempt at posting some stuff. Still trying to (re)get the hang of picks, recorder, etc. After listening to this and the last one, I downgraded myself from purty good to novice. But I have to say, I'm having a blast making music for the 1st time in many years. There are some "ouch" moments in these recordings, but I left them as a gauge to check my progress down the road. As a sidenote, I just noticed many head strikes with the thumb pick. Sandpaper, or try to adjust my wrist angle? Anyway, enjoy, and feel free to add constructive criticism.

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Old Joe Clark (40 years ago)

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Size: 1,228kb, uploaded 5/7/2017 8:26:40 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Me and a buddy, both about age 14. A Madiera banjo, a Hondo guitar, and a cheap cassette recorder. Priceless memories.

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