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Golden Eagle Schottische

Posted by Fortune


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Size: 2,796kb, uploaded 6/3/2009 10:26:26 AM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Some years back, 1989 to be exact, Clark Buehling posted this song for Classical Banjo in the Banjo Newsletter. I tried it a few times as a classical piece but my fingers just did not get it. So I started playing it as a Clawhammer piece. Clark says in was written by Wm. J. Doherty in 1894. It is in standard C tuning, gCGBD.

2 comments on “Golden Eagle Schottische”

Don Borchelt Says:
Saturday, June 13, 2009 @6:30:07 PM

Bill, you pick the neatest tunes.  Fine picking, sounds like it was meant to be a clawhammer piece all along.

robmac07 Says:
Thursday, July 23, 2009 @6:53:33 AM

Great tune and well played, Bill.
The Schottisches were popular at country dances in Australia since the 1800's. One of the most popular was the "Mudgee Schottische" played by bush bands.
There is not a lot written info but the 5 string banjo was quite popular in Oz played both in 'minstrel style' (down picking) and 'English' (classic style) during the 19th and early 20th century.

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