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Autumn - Original

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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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Baroquen - Original

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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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Camille's Lullaby - Original

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

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Camille's Lullaby - Original

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 - Original

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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 - Original

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

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Christmas Seasoning - Original

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 - Original

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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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Emily's Waltz - Original

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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 - Original

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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 - Original

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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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Heading Downstream - Original

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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 - Original

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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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Hummingbird - Original

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Size: 2,037kb, uploaded 1/20/2014 6:49:29 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Just a simple frailing tune. I had most of this composed awhile back but finally got around to adding a final part so thought I’d record and post it. In Double C tuning (gCGCD).

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Islands - Original

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Size: 2,042kb, uploaded 2/20/2016 1:04:54 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Think it was the tempo and notes from around :19 to :30 that suggested the title. Whatever. In Double C.

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Lagoon - Original

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Size: 2,814kb, uploaded 10/7/2014 8:27:56 AM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

This is in Double C like the one I posted last week (Ramble), but has a different feel. When I hear the tune playing in my mind I am thinking of my friend Laz laying down a soft, steady beat on his congas. Again, the playing style is 3 finger but Scruggs is the closest in the drop down menu for style, I wouldn't really call it that, just fingerstyle.

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Martlings Pond - Original

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Size: 2,354kb, uploaded 11/3/2014 12:53:48 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Here's another one in Sawmill.

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Muted Melody - Original

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Size: 1,947kb, uploaded 3/7/2012 4:31:54 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Other

I just posted a review of Mike’s Banjo Mute which I have been using for several months and works well. I mentioned in the review that although the sound of the banjo is different and has more sustain / less decay, I still like the tones it produces and the tune I’m posting just kind of almost wrote itself as I was practicing. It needed a name so the obvious one stood out – Muted Melody. Hope you like it and it gives you an idea of how the mute affects the sound. In Standard G tuning (gDGBD)

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Peace Notes - Original

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Size: 2,784kb, uploaded 12/22/2015 2:03:19 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Other

Here's hoping this rock is a little less crazy a place in the coming years. Merry Christmas to all of you, or happy whatever else you might celebrate, and a peaceful 2016. Banjo is just an accent piece in this one. Guitar in Drop D tuning, banjo standard g tuning.

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Portent - Original

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Size: 2,049kb, uploaded 11/14/2014 6:19:20 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Unleashing the latest wanderings of my mind and fingers on the unsuspecting banjo public. In Double C.

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Ramble - Original

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Size: 2,680kb, uploaded 10/2/2014 11:47:44 AM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Been working on a couple of new fingerpicked tunes. Here's one of them, a bit off the beaten path. In Double C.

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Season of Hope - Original

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Size: 3,255kb, uploaded 12/23/2016 9:06:40 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

I posted tunes the last two holiday seasons so I thought I'd do another this year. Wishing all the best to my BHO friends for the season and the new year. In Double C.

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