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Afternoon On The Creek

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Size: 2,487kb, uploaded 6/27/2018 11:35:46 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Tunaday #14 - In Double C tuning (gCGCD).

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Ahmagunnagetcha

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Size: 1,863kb, uploaded 7/21/2018 3:39:33 PM
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Tunaday #182 - In Darling Cora tuning (gCGCC)

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Aine's Tune

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Size: 5,086kb, uploaded 10/12/2018 7:49:40 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Áine's Tune

My cousin?s granddaughter has Down?s Syndrome and a couple of years ago was diagnosed with Leukemia, which is not uncommon for such children. After a grueling treatment regimen she went into remission status and when asked what she wished to do to celebrate, she wanted to have a big family party to mark the occasion along with her fourth birthday. I went to the party and promised her mom and dad that I?d compose a tune in her honor, and this is what I came up with.

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Autumn

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Size: 1,734kb, uploaded 11/24/2015 6:02:30 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This one had the feeling of the season for me. In Double C.

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Barberry

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Size: 1,360kb, uploaded 8/6/2018 8:19:17 AM
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Tunaday #161 - G/D tuning (gDGAD)

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Baroquen

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Size: 1,925kb, uploaded 11/21/2014 1:45:40 PM
Genre: Classical / Playing Style: Classical

Composed this years ago but just decided to record it. Added some guitar backup to fill out the sound a bit. It's not bluegrassy or Old-Timey, but it sounded a bit classical to me so at the risk of offending the purists out there that's how I classified it, and that's how I settled on the title, which may be pronounced Broken if you so desire. :>) In G tuning.

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Bread Puddin

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Size: 1,505kb, uploaded 5/27/2018 4:10:54 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Tunaday #157 - Per Anita Kermode in Zepp's site, this is "Willie Moore G/D" tuning - gDGAD.

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Camille's Lullaby

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Size: 2,844kb, uploaded 12/3/2017 9:53:24 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Yesterday our daughter-in-law gave birth to our fourth grandchild, Camille. Our other daughter-in-law had a boy in February, so that is two for us this year! The first three each has his/her own banjo tune composed by Grandpa so with this one Camille joins them. Heading down to Philadelphia in a few minutes to see the little one and the proud parents. In Double C.

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Carol of a Human Birth

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Size: 2,120kb, uploaded 12/13/2014 1:48:27 PM
Genre: Folk / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

I was thinking of composing a tune for the season and came up with a melody this week. Decided to go all the way and write some lyrics, which I've never done. I am uploading a clawhammer video which is a shorter version of this MP3 that has guitar and vocal tracks and is fingerpicked. Perry Como wasn't available for the vocals so yule (pun intended) have to endure my singing. Even after 13 years in the grave Perry's voice has to sound better than mine ever will. I'm including a page with the lyrics in the Sound Off forum post because with my singing you won't be hearing them clearly in the MP3. Anyway, hope you enjoy and have a good holiday season, whatever you may be celebrating. In Double C.

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Christmas Seasoning

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Size: 3,507kb, uploaded 12/21/2017 1:16:46 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

I've been posting tunes for the last few holiday seasons so here I go again. Wishing all the best to my BHO friends for the season and the new year. In Double C.

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Clove Lake

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Size: 2,551kb, uploaded 1/31/2015 12:07:30 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

The final installment in my Clove Lakes Park trilogy, the previous being Brooks Pond (video) and Martlings Pond (mp3). In Double C.

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Danse de juin

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Size: 2,025kb, uploaded 6/9/2018 10:18:43 AM
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Tunaday #196 - In Open C tuning (gCGCE).

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Dark Staircase

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Size: 2,145kb, uploaded 8/17/2018 12:24:18 PM
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Tunaday #16 - In Sawmill tuning (gDGCD).

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Derailed

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Tunaday #212 - In Open D tuning with raised 5th (aDF#AD).

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Emily's Waltz

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Size: 2,810kb, uploaded 6/22/2012 4:34:40 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Finished composing this tune recently so I thought I’d post it. I added a second banjo track as backup and also a guitar track to get a little base going. Still trying to figure out Audacity, mixing, all of that stuff so it’s not as clear as I’d hoped. In Standard G tuning (gDGBD)

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Evan's Lullaby

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Size: 2,167kb, uploaded 2/22/2017 5:29:26 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Yesterday our daughter-in-law gave birth to our third grandchild, Evan. Charles Shultz’s Linus character famously posited “The way I see it, as soon as a baby is born, he should be issued a banjo”. That may not be practical but I see no reason why a baby can’t have his/her own banjo tune. This one might be a bit to sprightly for a lullaby but I’m sure Evan won’t mind. In Double C.

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Four Province Jig

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Size: 2,616kb, uploaded 10/6/2015 10:11:45 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

A tune inspired by a recent trip to the Emerald Isle. In Double C. Thanks too to the folks who didn't comment but hit the like button. :)

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Funk #19

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Size: 2,761kb, uploaded 7/9/2018 8:28:38 AM
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Tunaday #19 - In Sawmill tuning (gDGCD).

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Heading Downstream

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Size: 2,135kb, uploaded 2/6/2016 8:36:25 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Another rearrangement of the handful of notes I know how to play. In Double C.

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Helen's Lullaby

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Size: 2,842kb, uploaded 11/28/2013 6:15:37 AM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Our first grandchild was born the day after Thanksgiving last year, so today she is celebrating her first Thanksgiving with us, something to be so thankful for. Before she had arrived I composed this tune for her in Double C tuning. Hope you enjoy and all have your own Happy Thanksgiving.

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