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The Legend

Written/Posted by Billy Wheeler

 

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Size: 1,958kb, uploaded 8/10/2010 1:16:42 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

G minor tuning (2nd string lowered to B flat). Jay Tinsman: rhythm guitar. Keith George: lead guitar. Paul Hope: bass. Gordon Smith: drums. Engineer: Bill McElroy. From my instrumental album, "North Virginia Blues". I also recorded this with Cliff Waldron and The New Shades of Grass.



11 comments on “The Legend”

From Greylock to Bean Blossom Says:
Tuesday, August 10, 2010 @3:29:29 PM

What an artist.
Thank you.
Ken
Bloomington

dj9124 Says:
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @11:28:54 AM

Billy that sounded just awesome, it made me want to learn that song. I have a question though, when I looked up the tab for it and played the midi it did not sound anything like it, is The Legend in the tab section different than what you are playing? Sure would appreciate your comment since I really am hooked on it, thanks Billy and again great job!!

Billy Wheeler Says:
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @12:38:56 PM

Hi David,
My tune "The Legend" is not in the tab section. That "Legend" appears to be one that Bela Fleck wrote.
They are different songs. I hold the copyright, effective June 1979 for mine. Thanks, and I'm glad you like it!!

dj9124 Says:
Wednesday, August 11, 2010 @6:46:36 PM

Thanks for all your help Bill, I think yours sounds outstanding!!!

pickinon5 Says:
Sunday, August 22, 2010 @9:14:28 PM

Great pickin' Billy, I have your version from Cliff Waldron's CD, I really liked your variations in this recording too. I did update my music file of your great tune, my picking is not nearly as good but its still a fun tune to play. Thanks for sharing it.

kerrhandedpickin Says:
Saturday, September 18, 2010 @6:54:34 PM

I heard this when I first joined the BHO and liked it a lot. Still do!

John Kuhn Says:
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @6:09:33 PM

Thats a about as fine a pickin as you'll hear anywhere. Excellent tune. Your personality as a picker really shines through here.
Enjoyed it!!!

wrightedward Says:
Saturday, September 25, 2010 @7:14:05 PM

How can you not like it ?? Amazing pickin .Great tune and one fine sounding Banjo.

Dale Harrison Says:
Friday, October 1, 2010 @9:14:53 PM

Hearing this tune brings back many fond memories of the many hours Billy spent teaching me the banjo techniques I still use to this day. Billy you are the best! and thanks for the many hours putting up with my stumbling and fumbling trying to learn this fantastic instrument.

Dale Harrison

Jeff Markham Says:
Thursday, June 9, 2011 @3:46:45 PM

What Dale said.

xlb6939 Says:
Friday, July 12, 2013 @4:20:24 PM

you play like every banjo player would like to be as good as.

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