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Flying Dove (original)

Written/Posted by JanetB

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Size: 2,027kb, uploaded 7/12/2019 6:39:35 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

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Has a new banjo ever inspired you to write a new tune?

When I ordered a custom banjo from Carolina Banjo I asked Ryan Navey, an artistic luthier, to carve the dove on my necklace. It was so exciting that I wrote this tune, no less in a unique tuning gGGAD.



7 comments on “Flying Dove (original)”

Carlaway Says:
Friday, July 12, 2019 @10:12:41 PM

Beautiful and inspiring. You've inspired me to expiriment with that tuning now. Thanks for posting your original piece.

JanetB Says:
Friday, July 12, 2019 @10:25:34 PM

Thank you. The 4th string is floppy when tuned so low, but a short scale banjo seems to handle it. If you’d like tab for the tune just let me know. Simply exploring is a great idea!

rickhayes Says:
Saturday, July 13, 2019 @4:39:37 PM

I like the tune and the tuning. I can imagine the dove taking off.

JanetB Says:
Saturday, July 13, 2019 @5:02:04 PM

Thank you, Rick!

stratovarious520 Says:
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 @8:01:52 PM

Very cool. I often use a similar tuning on acoustic guitar: DADGAD. Seemingly everything played in this tuning sounds beautiful...and your tune is a perfect example...just the strings are in a slightly different order. Yet another gorgeous original...when do you sleep? : )

vega nut Says:
Friday, July 19, 2019 @9:17:05 PM

I like it. It's calm and melodic and not frantic. I could listen to it all day. Thanks.

JanetB Says:
Friday, July 19, 2019 @10:16:42 PM

Glad you like it, strato and vega, thanks much. My secret — I play while watching TV!

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