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Last of Harris

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Size: 1,814kb, uploaded 6/4/2012 11:33:26 PM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This is 'Last of Harris' as played by John Salyer (or, as close as I could get!). I really liked the D chord sound on the fiddle, so instead of playing this G tune out of open G - which never felt quite *right* - I tuned the banjo to open D (C capoed up) but tuned the fifth string down to G, like this: EDADg (first to fifth), and played it in G in that tuning. That G fifth string helps it feel more G-ish and also is handy for a couple playin' notes. The hardest part is in the low-notes. There is a quick 5->2 pull-off on the fourth string, 2->5 hammer ons, and since it really is - after all - in *G*, one needs to get quickly back to the fourth string at the 5th fret (G), to at least give a hint that the tunes ends on that note. I like this open, almost modal sound! Let me know what you think.



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