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2 Worlds (Violin and Banjo)

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Size: 5,569kb, uploaded 12/6/2008 1:55:53 PM
Genre: Other / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

I came across Tom Adams "Lowlands of Holland" recently, and so I had the idea of composing a piece featuring the c-minor tuning. The piece is called 2 Worlds because you find stylistic elements of bluegrass and classical music. Basically my picking here is a kind of melodic style picking but there are also some Fleck like picking patterns in the backup for the violin. As usual both parts are played by myself. Tab and lead sheet of the violin is ready for email. Picked on the HUBER BANJO.



25 comments on “2 Worlds (Violin and Banjo)”

Dustyone Says:
Saturday, December 6, 2008 @3:01:29 PM

Hi Manuel

That's a great arrangment ! the picking aint to shaby either!!   also like the sound of your new Huber

Well done

Jeff

Banjophobic Says:
Monday, December 8, 2008 @6:38:40 AM

Very nice. Cminor tuning is great and very fertile territoy for writing and one of my personal favorite tunings. Great picking.

John Kuhn Says:
Monday, December 8, 2008 @7:59:30 AM

Yeah man , with playin like this and your many others, you would be welcome in any orchrestra worldwide.Yeah , I heard that pinch pattern while using those 1/2 step walk ups and descending chord phrases.Yeah , your playin has more of a "twang" to it with that HUBER.Sounded GREAT!. Execellent arr.!!Enjoyed it muchly!.John

 

royce Says:
Wednesday, December 10, 2008 @12:07:40 PM

FIVE STARS!...

Wish I had the musical knowledge that you have...I really like your banjo playing but Your Violin playing really is what impresses me the most.   Keep up the great works Manuel.

Laurence Diehl Says:
Thursday, December 11, 2008 @12:15:42 PM

Great! not many people can play banjo AND violin at that level. Very interesting, complex  composition and very clean performance. Unlike me, you don't seem to make mistakes!

Don Borchelt Says:
Sunday, December 14, 2008 @6:05:04 AM

Another great composition.  I like the way you use brushes, not a common bluegrass banjo practice.  Very well played.

Lauck Says:
Monday, December 15, 2008 @6:05:15 AM

Francesco Corbetta meets Sergei Prokofiev - lovely.
You have it all, Manuel - creativity, chops, and taste.
I look forward to each new recording.

waystation Says:
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @6:22:29 AM

Beautiful tune, Manuel, and beautifully played on both instruments. I'm with Lauck.

BrittDLD1 Says:
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @9:20:25 AM

Yup. It's a good'un.

salvatone Says:
Monday, December 22, 2008 @7:04:31 AM

QI'm glad this got bumped back up, I had missed it.  Quite a complex composition.  Well played and quite in keeping with the holiday season.  Thanks.

Sultans of Claw Says:
Monday, December 22, 2008 @6:53:56 PM

You are a uniquely talented musician, Manuel.

Johnboy109 Says:
Wednesday, December 24, 2008 @10:09:27 AM

Name this one Appalachian Gypsy.

Bongshang Says:
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @2:17:35 AM

Manuel, you just keep getting better and better. Thoroughly enjoyed this,

JJ

Blake507 Says:
Tuesday, April 21, 2009 @6:06:36 PM

Great sound, I really like what you've done.  Someday the banjo will get the respect it deserves.

Ize_B_Pickin Says:
Tuesday, May 5, 2009 @7:20:48 PM

Shazaam! Out-pickin-standing! violin is so clean. You are brilliant!

My Golden Says:
Monday, June 8, 2009 @10:04:32 PM

Very pretty sounding banjo. I like the chord trangressions. You are very talented!  Keep posting.

Flying Eagle Says:
Tuesday, June 23, 2009 @5:55:57 PM

Manuel, that was beautiful.  Thank you for being a part of this forum and sharing your musical ability with us.  And thank you so much for your kind comments on my playing.  It is humbling to have a musician and composer with your talent to speak favorably of my modest playing.  I look forward to hearing more from you.

Jim Wingate - Flying Eagle

clawhammermike Says:
Wednesday, September 2, 2009 @1:01:44 AM

 so great

Nelson Says:
Thursday, October 29, 2009 @12:11:08 PM

Outstanding!!

Calbri Says:
Friday, November 13, 2009 @3:34:02 PM

Brilliant!!!

jordand1 Says:
Tuesday, December 22, 2009 @3:00:07 PM

Thanks! This is really enjoyable for an old man

Tuneager Says:
Wednesday, December 30, 2009 @7:09:58 AM

Thank you, that's one of the coolest pieces I've heard in a very long time. So hauntingly beautiful, with incredible playing!

Tuneager Says:
Monday, January 18, 2010 @6:23:18 AM

I'm still trying to wrap my head around this tune. I thought I'd listened to just about every type of music around and I still can't imagine how you were able to come up with composing a masterpiece like this.

frscottaz Says:
Friday, July 16, 2010 @2:47:13 PM

The originality and freshness of your music draw me in whenever I hear it. Thanks for your offering and for showing the rest of us the versatility of music that can come from the instrument we love

Shilohbanjoman Says:
Tuesday, December 4, 2012 @3:36:19 AM

Very impressive! Very fine violin and banjo playing. Excellent use of counterpoint and perfect intonation on the violin. In America I would say you could pretty much take your pick of ANY bluegrass or newgrass band out there, though many couldn't even begin to understand the level of your talent and training. Some of the finest musicians who have ever lived have came from Germany, and it seems apparent that you are carrying on the tradition with pieces like this. Simply superb!

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