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Black Orpheus (Fiddle and Banjo)

Posted by Violanjo


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Size: 4,701kb, uploaded 3/29/2009 1:05:54 PM
Genre: Jazz / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

Well, its time to switch to another genre. Here is an attempt to play an old jazz ballad on the fiddle and the banjo. The challenge was to create a full sounding arrangement although I do not have a bass, piano and drums. So I decided to use some chord brushes for back up. The first solo is a scruggs style arrangement whereas the second break features single string and tremolo stuff. What do you think which part is the hardest? The brushes, the scruggs style arrangement or the single string stuff? Hope you like my fiddling, too. Picked on the HUBER BANJO.

7 comments on “Black Orpheus (Fiddle and Banjo)”

banjo_brad Says:
Sunday, March 29, 2009 @1:41:17 PM

That is really nice! For some strange reason, when I first clicked on it I was thinking of "Cast Your Fate to the Winds." not the samba cut I have on the Album from the movie.

You should post this, or a link to it, over on the FHO, if you haven't.

John D Says:
Sunday, March 29, 2009 @1:57:03 PM

Great job.  Love this melody!  Thanks for posting.

John D

Gareth Banjoland Says:
Sunday, March 29, 2009 @7:32:35 PM

Hi Manuel, sounds great mate! I think the Scruggs was the hardest.... But I like the second solo more, it seemed to better suit the genre. I really like the brushes as back up as well I use a lot of thumb strumming in my back up, bluegrass or otherwise. I hope we can catch up this year, we are heading to Europe in two weeks......

Laurence Diehl Says:
Monday, March 30, 2009 @10:46:19 AM

Well, I'm sure it's all pretty hard - playing Scruggs style that slow is really hard, think that was my favorite solo too. Good job!

Shilohbanjoman Says:
Friday, September 11, 2009 @7:16:42 AM

Excellent arrangement! And yes, it is very full sounding. Both instruments blend perfectly.

Tuneager Says:
Monday, January 18, 2010 @2:09:46 AM

Great version, the banjo strums are very nice and mellow, I like both the banjo breaks, but the greatest part of this tune is your violin which is just incredibly beautiful, reminds me of Grappelli.

Karen Kruske Says:
Saturday, November 6, 2010 @5:23:13 PM

As good as you are on the banjo, you are even better on the violin. Just absolutely beautiful.

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