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Written/Posted by Dan Knowles


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Size: 3,012kb, uploaded 1/6/2012 5:54:38 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This melody of tunes is performed on the new ANGEL OF MERCY banjo. The banjo was miked in stereo with two AT-4033's and is totally unaffected, no compression, reverb or other effect. The tunes are: St. Ann's Reel, Angelina Baker, Marching to Shiloh, Ten Days in Spain and Bonaparte s Retreat.

8 comments on “Melody”

Ho C Ying Says:
Friday, January 6, 2012 @6:31:21 PM


DEmery Says:
Friday, January 6, 2012 @7:56:05 PM

That banjo records really well Dan. As always I enjoy your playing. David E.

Dan Knowles Says:
Friday, January 6, 2012 @8:34:00 PM

C Ying & David Tank you so much.

SidBarone Says:
Friday, January 6, 2012 @9:53:48 PM

Beautiful work man!.. b' if i heard it a tad slower..i'd think it Brilliant!! don't mean to be 2 forward here Dan,.. jus'.. these sweet tunes breathe beta' with longer notes.. less rush = more soul.. :)

Dan Knowles Says:
Saturday, January 7, 2012 @5:21:03 AM

That is interesting because I really like playing St. Ann's Reel quite slow. Maybe some day I'll record a slow version and post it here.

SidBarone Says:
Monday, January 9, 2012 @4:36:51 AM

i'd be keen to hear that when you have the time!..
btw Dan: how do i minimize thumb thumpin', its drivin' me nuts.. iv'e tried all manner of wrist positions & playin' further back toward the bridge.. but as always, the sound is sweeter at/on the fretboard.. i currently use a 5/8 bridge, do you think an 11/16 would make any difference?..

Dan Knowles Says:
Monday, January 9, 2012 @8:35:48 PM

It might although I keep my action very low. When it is too tall or high I can't articulate as well. I have worked for years to smooth out my playing.

SidBarone Says:
Monday, January 9, 2012 @11:06:15 PM

Thanks, yeh.. i like a low action too.. well i guess i'll take the same long road as you Dan!.. btw: stumbled on a thread which tackles the same issue, must be a common bad habit we self learners pick up unwittingly..

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