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"Inspire" for Béla and Abby

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Size: 7,576kb, uploaded 3/8/2015 7:55:13 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Other

4 nylon strings original. Explanation on Sound Off

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"Renewal"

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Size: 3,196kb, uploaded 9/9/2010 9:14:48 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Other

Original 3-finger picking melody on Gold Tone BC-350+ in double C, capoed at 2nd fret. copyright 2010 all rights reserved

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'Tis So Sweet To Trust In Jesus

Posted by Paul Roberts, written by music by William J. Kirkpatrick lyrics by Louisa M. R. Stead

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Size: 3,830kb, uploaded 7/13/2011 12:11:42 AM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

'Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus" is a popular Christian hymn with music by William J. Kirkpatrick and lyrics by Louisa M. R. Stead. The lyrics were written in 1882. They appeared in Stead's Songs of Triumph. It is said that Louisa M. R. Stead wrote the lyrics after she watched her husband drown and die. The song is included in many hymnals and has been recorded by many artists.

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4-string cello banjo sound clips

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Size: 13,244kb, uploaded 10/12/2012 7:44:54 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)

Here are some sound clips with the CEB-4, Gold Tone’s 4-string cello banjo. I’ve played around with different tuning ranges on these and found they’re quite nice tuned either the way GT intended, as a cello CGDA; or GDAE and octave below fiddle (Irish tenor/octave mandolin); or, (with the same gauges for cello tuning) all the way down to double octave GDAE (two octaves bellow violin!). I demoed these 3 tunings in a couple YouTube videos a while back (something like “Paul Roberts Cello Banjo 1 and 2”). In this current cello banjo episode, I’m in cello range - CGAD and AGAD. It’s a five-minute segment in which I go through different ranges, cruising up the neck with a capo, until I get to the 7th fret, which places me in GDAE, an octave below fiddle. This is the range in which Irish musicians have tuned 4-string banjo in order to play an octave below fiddle with the same relative fingering positions, like an octave mandolin. The clip starts out in AGAD - like cello tuning only with the 4th string raised a note giving an octave drone off the 2nd. This is an original piece I call “The Swallow.” At 1:27 I go into O’Keiffe’s Slide in same tuning as above. Then I keep the tuning going up the neck to higher capo positions. Once again, at the 7th fret I’m in GDAE where I hang out for a couple more tunes; Cluck Old Hen and Merrily Kiss the Quaker’s Wife. I love both 4 and 5-string cello banjos, CEB-4 and CEB-5 and have enjoyed being a crusader for them. Hope you enjoy the sounds. pauL

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All in a Garden Green

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Size: 2,593kb, uploaded 3/1/2013 2:31:04 PM
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First flight with The Soundbird custom Paul Roberts tenor banjo by Gold Tone.

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Ancient Echo

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Size: 7,840kb, uploaded 11/23/2013 5:31:52 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Other

Traditional Greek melody adapted for 5-string cello banjo, Gold Tone CEB-5, double C tuning, gCGCD.

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Arkansas Traveler on 4-string cello

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Size: 906kb, uploaded 12/14/2008 8:14:38 PM
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4-string Cello Banjo, CGDA, fingerstyle

Arkansas Traveler

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Banjo Boat

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Size: 6,228kb, uploaded 12/5/2015 4:54:53 PM
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Banjo Boat

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Size: 6,228kb, uploaded 12/5/2015 4:59:16 PM
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Original on the Béla Fleck Missing Link baritone. I'm using this banjo as a demo for recording and will be discounting it, if anyone is interested.

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Banjo Boat on 5-string cello banjo

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Size: 2,558kb, uploaded 1/7/2010 6:08:12 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Gold Tone 5-string cello banjo. Original jubilation. An antidote for depressed souls. A work in progress.

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Banjo Has A Hopeful Sound

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Size: 1,388kb, uploaded 7/23/2011 10:09:35 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Just popped out today. Tuning: gCGCD Banjo: Gold Tone BC-350+ / 12" rim with skin head.

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Banjos Dreaming

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Size: 8,077kb, uploaded 8/31/2016 9:27:17 AM
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Title track from my album of original cello banjo music.

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Barefoot Cloud

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Size: 6,909kb, uploaded 9/9/2014 11:05:32 AM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Other

Original tune on Gold Tone Bob Carlin BC-350+ model tuned octave aDADE.

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Bedtime Stories on 4-string cello banjo

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Size: 3,856kb, uploaded 1/13/2009 11:56:27 PM
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Gold Tone CEB-4 four-string Cello Banjo tuned two octaves below fiddle.

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Belly Dance on 4-string cello banjo

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Size: 1,559kb, uploaded 12/15/2008 7:46:30 AM
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4-string Cello Banjo, DGDA

A tune I heard by Eddie The Sheik many years ago.

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Betsy Likens on 4-string cello banjo

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Size: 4,535kb, uploaded 1/14/2009 12:07:36 PM
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Please listen in earphones to get a good representation of what this instrument puts out. I was amazed to find out, when I was changing the strings, that it tunes all the way down here.

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Blue Train Rising on 5-string cello banjo

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Size: 2,327kb, uploaded 1/28/2010 8:36:14 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Gold Tone 5-string cello banjo. I hope you enjoy this original work-in-progress. The symbolism behind the name, Blue Train Rising, is a person whose heart is broken, getting back on the track of life, for the journey to the northern part of his soul.

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Boat Ride ~ wooden banjo

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Size: 2,389kb, uploaded 7/14/2011 9:26:18 PM
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Sobell cittern restrung for 5-string banjo. G modal.Piece I composed in 1972. Photos of this instrument under "banjo cittern" in my album. Please share your comments on the Sound Off thread.

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Boatman's Delight

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Size: 2,789kb, uploaded 12/15/2008 1:23:59 PM
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Original

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Branch- original on banjo-lute

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Size: 10,755kb, uploaded 7/21/2016 4:09:35 PM
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I’m playing a cittern, made for five pairs of strings, which I have strung with five, tuned sawmill f C F Bb C.

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