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Dale's Waltz

Written/Posted by Lew H

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Size: 2,069kb, uploaded 6/13/2014 10:31:35 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

A banjo tune dedicated to my longtime friend, Dale Whiteside.



6 comments on “Dale's Waltz”

strokestyle Says:
Wednesday, June 18, 2014 @2:10:37 PM

Lovely!

Laurence Diehl Says:
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 @3:34:17 PM

Very nice tune Lew, you don't hear a lot of CH waltzes. Very clean playing on this.
L

Lew H Says:
Tuesday, June 24, 2014 @5:26:11 PM

Laurence, Thanks, I appreciate remarks coming from a fine banjoist (land a more competent one tham me!). There's actually a lot of bum-ditty-ditty, or bum-dit-dit in it. Following the strummed chords, there usually is a quieter dit-dit or ditty-ditty there. The single note parts are all bums followed by hammer-ons and pull-offs. But, yep, it doesn't sound much like clawhammer, but it's all downstroke.

Laurence Diehl Says:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 @9:18:36 AM

Sorry, yeah - I just use CH as shorthand for NOT 3-finger picking lol!!

JanetB Says:
Wednesday, June 25, 2014 @11:42:27 AM

I'm glad to have seen this as a Members Pick in the newsletter. It's giving me a chance to visit this lovely composition. You've honored your friend well, Lew!

Lew H Says:
Thursday, June 26, 2014 @10:49:15 AM

Laurence, my apologies! I somehow misread your note as saying that this waltz didn't have much clawhammer, while you were saying there are not many clawhammer waltzes. I lectured you wrongly, but you responded graciously. I'll try not to confuse the specific and the general in the future. ;)

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