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Baltimore

Posted by mattn, written by Mike Hansen

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Size: 520kb, uploaded 1/1/2010 10:57:29 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Rough sound sample for Silverspun. Recorded through internal mic. The song is by Mike Hansen, based on "Bowling Green".

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Banjonique

Posted by mattn, written by Walt Koken

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Size: 819kb, uploaded 1/1/2010 10:58:39 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Rough sound sample for Silverspun. Recorded through computer's internal mic. A Walt Koken standard.

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Big Eyed Rabbit

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Size: 1,201kb, uploaded 5/16/2008 12:33:34 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Big Eyed Rabbit, Round Peak-ish. Played on my fretless Reiter, through the homemade pickup. A little wonky the first time through, better the second time around.

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Big Scioto

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Size: 1,204kb, uploaded 1/2/2008 10:55:51 PM
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Big Scioto, played on a Gold Tone CC50-TR with Nylgut (synthetic gut) strings. The Nylgut strings along with the plastic head and brass tone ring make a nice loud & plunky sound together.

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Breaking Up Christmas

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Size: 1,975kb, uploaded 12/20/2008 8:37:26 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Round Peak classic on the Buckeye.

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Cripple Creek

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Size: 1,202kb, uploaded 12/14/2008 11:22:24 AM
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Cripple Creek on my new Buckeye semi-fretless

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Eighth of January

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Size: 2,222kb, uploaded 1/14/2019 2:46:22 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Lulu Walls

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Size: 1,409kb, uploaded 8/12/2007 6:38:02 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Lulu Walls as the tune sounds in my head, played on a Bonefaas banjo. The recording is through the built-in piezo pickup.

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Nothing Really

Posted by mattn, written by Tara Nevins

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Size: 1,870kb, uploaded 12/22/2018 6:01:09 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Police - microphone

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Size: 626kb, uploaded 5/29/2008 11:18:29 AM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Police on the fretless Reiter again, played through the computer's built-in mic. I tried to play it mostly like the pickup version for comparison.

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Police - pickup

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Size: 611kb, uploaded 5/29/2008 11:17:08 AM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Police, played on my fretless Reiter through the pizeo pickup. Made for comparison with the mic / acoustic version.

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Reuben's Train

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Size: 1,045kb, uploaded 12/9/2007 4:02:27 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Reuben on my Reiter fretless, through my classy $5 piezo pickup. Please excuse a few sour notes, just layed this down quick to show the sound of the pickup.

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Tater Patch

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Size: 1,439kb, uploaded 12/22/2018 5:59:14 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Sound sample for Dobson 6-string fretless

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The Bag of Spuds

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Size: 3,682kb, uploaded 1/6/2019 12:50:38 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Clawhammer arrangement of the Irish tune The Bag of Spuds. Played on a Bacon and Day Silver Bell 5-string.

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The Fox

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Size: 3,141kb, uploaded 8/14/2010 9:10:32 AM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Other

Trying to learn 2-finger thumb lead style. This is an old song; I like EC Ball's version. Played on the Retrotone into the computer's mic, which makes banjos sound like they are on the bottom of the river.

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Train 45

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Size: 1,415kb, uploaded 12/22/2018 6:00:00 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Way Over Yonder in the Minor Key

Posted by mattn, written by Billy Bragg / Woody Guthrie

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Size: 1,145kb, uploaded 6/25/2007 7:49:34 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Trying to play a melody with three eighth-note Ds in a row using a back-of-the-thumb lick. It works OK some of the time but melts down the fourth time through. The song is by Billy Bragg, written to unused lyrics by Woody Guthrie. Sorry for the poor recording quality, the nice mic is elsewhere at the moment. I think this was played on my A-scale Gold Tone.

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Young Edward

Posted by mattn, written by Hiram Stamper

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Size: 1,595kb, uploaded 1/20/2019 4:17:12 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A banjo arrangement of Hiram Stamper's Young Edward.

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