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Last Cold Whiskey - Nylgut

Posted by skoobee, written by Paul Brown

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Size: 5,378kb, uploaded 7/11/2010 2:41:11 AM
Genre: Traditional / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

I Found this in my Perlman Book and liked the look of the D Tuning so I tuned up my Matthews to E and had a go. I reckon it's not bad for 3 days practice. I'm sure it'll get a bit smoother with time. Lovely melody and great piece written by Paul Brown. So now 2 days further on I tried it on my 'Vintage' with the Nylguts fitted. Not sure which I prefer! Normally in f#DF#AD, but played here in G#EG#BE (capo'd up 2)



4 comments on “Last Cold Whiskey - Nylgut”

elberto_2001 Says:
Friday, July 16, 2010 @3:41:39 AM

Very nice tune and very well played for 3 days practice. i have Kens book coming in the post i'm gonna have to add that tune to my must learn list.

skoobee Says:
Friday, July 16, 2010 @6:53:46 AM

Decisions, decisions! I love the plunky sound of the Nylguts, but the sustain with the Nickel strings is awesome too! It's a really nice tune and plenty of Drop-Thumbs in there too; So good practice for the thick thumbed such as myself. You'll enjoy learning it, I'm sure. Ken's book is a great reference, and if I ever get bored of hunting down new tunes, there are some superb ones in here.

elberto_2001 Says:
Saturday, July 17, 2010 @5:01:21 AM

Haven't had any experience with the nylguts, to date been learning clawhammer on a resonator banjo. My new (old) open back turns up on Thursday hopefully, i'll put a set on it to see what it sounds like. i've heard they help to almost eliminate fret wear too, that can only be a good thing. Think I got a different book to yours, it arrived today but your song not in it. Managed to track down a tab for it at http://homepage.ntlworld.com/d.k.marshall/index_004.htm check it out see if its similar to the Perlman version.

skoobee Says:
Saturday, July 17, 2010 @10:28:28 PM

They also help to eliminate finger wear and take about 5 days to settle down and able to retain the right tension. For some tunes they just give it that extra old-timey feel, for others they're just nice to play! Posted the tab of my version in my tabs.

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