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Grandfather's Clock

Posted by rmlong, written by Traditional


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Size: 462kb, uploaded 2/5/2011 12:14:11 AM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

James Dockery taught me this tune. He was a great, great banjo player! I spent hours and hours with him and I just was amazed at his talent. His kids are the same way! I finally deciphered his main rolls and that was a great moment for me! One of his most important rolls was T-I-M-T-I-T-I-M; one you hardly ever see in the tabs; but to me is one of the most important along with I-M-T-I-M-T-I-M & T-I-M-T-M-I-T-M Robert Long

7 comments on “Grandfather's Clock”

spinley Says:
Saturday, February 5, 2011 @6:45:37 AM

Nice smooth picking

rickshunter1 Says:
Saturday, February 5, 2011 @6:50:19 AM

Very nice

rmlong Says:
Saturday, February 5, 2011 @8:24:32 AM

Hey thanks guys; I appreciate the comments; my teachers in Florida, especially James Dockery, took pride in smooth pickin' a different style than some other areas of the country. Other players seem to be more "bouncy" like or somethin'...I like it hard driven and "smooth" although at my age now, I'm not as "steady" as I used to be; although, I'm really lucky not to have that "arthur-ritis" that seems to hit alot of people at my age; I'll be 75 in October. Where has time gone?;-) Pickin' banjo is just really fun and a great hobby. I play alot better when I'm jammin' with my buddies down there in Central Florida...we've been known to pick until "sunrise" down there..I sure miss them!!!

David M Says:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @1:33:46 AM

Nice job Robert, really nice take on a classic.. ;-)

Best wishes...David

P.S... at 75 you're still a spring chicken..!

rmlong Says:
Tuesday, May 17, 2011 @7:19:01 PM

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. I need to do more pickin' with my "Band-in-a-Box" rather than without accompaniment. I have a new computer and I don't have the Band-in-a-Box functioning really helps your timing to have back-up.....accompaniment...Robert

rmlong Says:
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @4:15:45 AM

I have a YouTube site with many of my videos playing banjo and some singing.

rmlong Says:
Thursday, September 19, 2013 @4:16:33 AM

My YouTube website address:

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