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Abraham Left Nauvoo Behind with Words

Written/Posted by Banjoker


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Size: 1,863kb, uploaded 7/26/2011 6:35:04 PM
Genre: Bluegrass / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

This is the demo song I wrote to go with the melody of the original Abraham Left Nauvoo Behind instrumental..

4 comments on “Abraham Left Nauvoo Behind with Words”

tom elder Says:
Wednesday, July 27, 2011 @1:59:20 AM

good voice good pickinggood writing

grayson1 Says:
Tuesday, September 6, 2011 @1:29:27 PM

Totally awesome song...

Larry Kraus Says:
Monday, May 29, 2017 @1:21:02 PM

Bravo Banjoker! Really enjoy this arrangement and especially the vocal/lyrics audio you made available for download.

Two comments. 1. How does your arrangement change the volume dynamics of respective tracks, such as when banjo nearly drops out during lead guitar break? I downloaded your song into Guitar Pro 6 where I expected to, but did't see volume changes using the GuitarPro function "Edit automations" 2. Although I can't hear the banjo track once the lead guitar enters in measure 34, I did try to play it on my banjo. Doing so, I found the G rolls in measures 38 and 44 didn't seem to fit, so I tried various G7 grabs and like the shape you use in measure 40 and elsewhere. That is fretting strings 5 thru 1 as X X 10 8 10, which I roll in the following string sequence 2 1 2 3 2 3 2 1.
Thanx again for your banjo contributions and if you can respond to this comment.
Best Regards, Larry Kraus, Tucson AZ

Banjoker Says:
Monday, May 29, 2017 @10:34:24 PM

Hi Larry... It's good to hear that folks can still hear this stuff...

I use the TablEdit full paid version to create these songs.
If you can in TablEdit, try selecting the menu item View->Palettes->Dynamics and make sure it is checked.
Hopefully you will see the eight little buttons that begin with ppp,pp,p and so on.
From there just click on any note (For instance the first two notes of measure 33) to display it's forte value highlighted in purple.
That should show you that I achieved the volume reduction through dynamics.
I marked a whole block of measures at once and "right click"->Dynamics to do this (measures 33.2 through 64)

The banjo should be lightly heard but not completely gone, but my setup uses digital samplers with my real Gibson banjo and guitars playing this so your mileage may vary.
You can mark the section and make it louder using Dynamics and help restore the correct mix for your computer.

Hmmm - You know when I play that live, in measure 38 and similar measures the second note is always a rest. Maybe I can fix this and reload it?

As for measure 44 I don't understand... It's the same as measure 36, 34 and 42 ??? So where's the beef?

I also did not include an advanced but very cool bluesy riff based on the chord shapes at measure 50, but I didn't want to frighten the newbies. :)

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