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Julianne Johnson

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Size: 2,034kb, uploaded 3/27/2007 8:08:13 PM
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I don't remember where I first heard Julianne Johnson but I've been playing it for a long time. Somewhere along the way I stole some bits from Dan Levenson but they probably sound different done in 2-finger style so maybe he won't know! That's Tish on the guitar. Solid ain't she!? 2-finger style in double D tuning

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Kitchen Girl

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Size: 1,775kb, uploaded 12/5/2009 3:38:37 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

aEAC#E 2-finger style

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Midnight on the Water

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Size: 1,653kb, uploaded 3/27/2007 9:45:47 PM
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I love playing waltzes on the banjo. Tish helped me work this one out a few years ago. 2-finger in double D tuning

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Moon Behind the Hill

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Size: 2,069kb, uploaded 4/18/2007 11:25:09 PM
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This is a great Melvin Wine tune which I learned from the Orpheus Supertones. Walt played clawhammer banjo on the cd. The 2-finger arrangement is mine. It's on their first cd which is one of those "must haves" of OT cd's. Walt Koken, Claire milner, Kellie and Pete Peterson. Tish is helping me on the guitar.

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Old Rosin the Beau

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Size: 1,427kb, uploaded 4/19/2007 11:21:20 PM
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I learned this years ago from an old friend who sang it like a songbird. We like to play this with Marvin Gaster's fiddling but at a more sedate pace. G tuning 2-finger

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Peach Bottom Creek

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Size: 1,578kb, uploaded 3/31/2007 10:26:09 PM
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This is from Wade Ward. I learned it from my pal Lo Gordon. We play it as a duet with one of us starting on the melody and the other on the harmony part so that it swaps the parts back and forth between us. Open D in 2-finger style

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Pretty Little Dog

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Size: 1,650kb, uploaded 1/31/2008 7:44:12 PM
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aEADE 2-finger, index lead. I don't remember when or where I learned this tune but it's been a favorite for years.

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Pretty Little Shoes

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Size: 1,225kb, uploaded 1/18/2013 7:54:15 PM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Me on banjo (two finger index lead) and Amy on guitar. We learned this tune from Don Borchelt.

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Red Haired Boy

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Size: 1,276kb, uploaded 9/28/2012 3:58:29 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Amy & I playing Red Haired Boy in two-finger style.

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Reno Factory

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Size: 1,722kb, uploaded 1/20/2008 3:52:39 PM
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I got this from Kirk Sutphin's cd Old Roots, New Branches. He plays it beautifully in an OT 3-finger style. I'm playing it in 2-finger style in open G

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Rock the Cradle Joe

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Size: 1,533kb, uploaded 1/20/2008 3:35:27 PM
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This is based on a version that Lo Gordon (Cedar Mtn Banjos) plays. D/D tuning, 2-finger, index lead

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Sally Ann

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Size: 2,809kb, uploaded 9/30/2007 4:40:19 PM
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Me, Tish, Lo and Mary Gordon jamming at Clifftop this year. Lo is chording the banjo up the neck but it's hard to hear him. Me on OT 2-finger banjo, Tish guitar, Mary fiddle, Lo banjo

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Sally in the Garden

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Size: 1,533kb, uploaded 7/16/2009 6:25:39 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

aDADE tuning 2-finger style. I first learned this in Am from an old Crockett Family recording and later changed it so I could play with fiddlers who all seem to set it in Dm. John Burke made a banjo tab book way back and I think a companion fiddle book. He set it in Dm and I suspect that's where everyone learned it.

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Silver belle from Will Keys

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Size: 1,651kb, uploaded 10/4/2011 5:35:17 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

My dear friend Amy and I playing Will Key's version of Silver Belle on OME banjos. She's playing T-lead 2-finger and I'm playing I-lead 2-finger.

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Storms Upon the Ocean

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Size: 2,023kb, uploaded 6/6/2009 5:30:28 PM
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2-finger style aDADE tuning. This is a favorite song of mine but I've only recently started to play it. I was inspired by the playing and singing of Lori Nitzel. I chose the key of D just because it works so easily in two octaves.

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Sweet Fern

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Size: 2,387kb, uploaded 6/6/2009 5:28:30 PM
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2 finger style aDADE tuning This is another one that Will played beautifully. I learned it from Will but have changed it some to suit my playing and ear. You can hear Will play it in his '03 Kennedy Center performance.

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Sycamore Shoals

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Size: 1,564kb, uploaded 3/27/2007 9:47:55 PM
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Another one I got from Will Keys. Sycamore Shoals is up in East Tn. not too far from where Will lived. Double D in 2-finger style.

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Wearing of the Green

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Size: 1,863kb, uploaded 9/30/2007 6:33:28 PM
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The first Will Keys tune I learned and the first I ever played for him. The last was Evergreen. DD tuning Old Time 2-finger picking

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Westphalia Waltz

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Size: 2,280kb, uploaded 9/12/2007 8:44:45 PM
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I love playing waltzes on the banjo and I just had to learn this one after hearing David Brooks' beautiful rendition on his Hangout page. Tish is holding me together on the guitar. gDGBD 2-finger, index lead.

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Winder Slide

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Size: 2,154kb, uploaded 6/6/2009 7:29:07 PM
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2-finger style aDADE tuning. I think this was the tune of the week a while back. One of the geat tunes from Rayna Gellert's Ways of the World cd. Thanks Rayna.

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