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A Gift to be Simple

Posted by chip arnold

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Size: 2,121kb, uploaded 4/26/2007 10:48:08 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

I was watching an Appalshop documentary on strip mining the other night. They always have great music and this was one of the tunes played. So here's my attempt at a simple, pretty tune. 2-finger syle in double D



16 comments on “A Gift to be Simple”

CageyK Says:
Thursday, April 26, 2007 @11:36:48 PM

Nice job, Chip. I love this tune. Your version is beautiful. Thanks much for posting this. CageyK.

frailin Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2007 @9:57:39 AM

Lovely!

mainejohn Says:
Thursday, May 10, 2007 @5:13:53 PM

I'm going to have to learn this. You bring out the soft sweetness that is in all banjos but few players are able to produce as you do.

BanjoJohnny Says:
Thursday, July 19, 2007 @11:41:51 PM

I sure love it. Great playing with feeling.

Don Borchelt Says:
Saturday, September 8, 2007 @12:24:40 PM

This is just the best I ever heard this played on the banjo.  Very delicately and thoughtfully done.  It really brings out the best qualities of the Keys/Arnold style of two finger picking.

waync Says:
Sunday, September 16, 2007 @11:20:23 PM

odd how "simple" is always the most difficult.  you've done it nicely here.  certainly sets one back in the chair.


wm

lori nitzel Says:
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 @6:31:40 PM

fantastic. i can only hope that someday i'll sound as good as you.

Ottawa Says:
Sunday, October 28, 2007 @10:01:51 PM

Hi Chip!  I keep coming back to your tunes after a 2-finger practice session and am always astonished of how full and vibrant everything sounds.  The tunes are just splendid and I keep telling my wife, "See that's what I want to sound like!".  Thanks again for all your posts regarding this style- the help is invaluable and I appreciate the time and consideration you take. 

A Rich Taylor Says:
Sunday, February 3, 2008 @10:57:08 AM

soulful! thanks...love that 2 finger style....

Don Borchelt Says:
Saturday, February 9, 2008 @10:21:27 PM

Well, you have just made the top spot on the Top 100 Playlist with this tune.  It deserves to be there, for sure.  Just plain beautiful banjo picking.

ELWOOD Says:
Thursday, March 27, 2008 @11:41:41 PM

Tis a gift to hear this post, ITS my current favorite,it turned just right1

GSCarson Says:
Sunday, May 4, 2008 @9:22:44 AM

Will Keys would be proud of you Chip, beautiful playing.

drocha Says:
Friday, May 23, 2008 @2:00:28 PM

Chip, pat yourself on the back my good man! nice work. hearing that makes me want to become a better player. thanks

OmeZenabi Says:
Sunday, September 14, 2008 @3:44:43 PM

Very very pretty Chip. 

Cottonmouth Says:
Sunday, December 14, 2008 @4:04:16 PM

Oh, I really like that, Chip. This is one of the very first tunes I learned to play in clawhammer style in Double C (X2).

mgoers Says:
Sunday, January 25, 2009 @8:04:29 AM

Sweet!  This has been a favorite tune of mine for years & we play it periodically.  I might have to see if Lucy would like to learn this version.  Thanks, Chip.

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