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Banish Misfortune

Posted by benhockenberry


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Size: 1,802kb, uploaded 3/3/2016 6:36:20 AM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: 4-String (Tenor/Plectrum)

An old Irish jig on tenor banjo.

3 comments on “Banish Misfortune”

Tom Hanway Says:
Thursday, March 3, 2016 @7:10:39 PM

I like this, but I would take it back a step, and focus on a purely bare bones version. I love your ideas, and keep perfecting them. Go back, and imagine having to play it with a whistle player who's going to up the tempo. Great job. Keep at it, you got it!

Tom Hanway Says:
Saturday, March 5, 2016 @7:56:58 PM

On another listening, I think you can even slow this down and keep ornamentation in general. You've obviously made friends with this tune, and you're feeling it. Another tip would be to see how this one works with other tunes, and get a good medley together that lifts people up. Beautiful playing, Benjamin, so, keep going! I love it.

benhockenberry Says:
Wednesday, March 9, 2016 @10:46:40 AM

Thanks for listening, and for the thoughtful responses, Tom! I've played it a lot of different ways in sessions, but there are a couple of places I have a locked-in pattern for ornamentation. I do slides and double stops at some of the same spots; I'd like to make it so these ornaments come out the second time through a tune rather than wasting them the first time through. Good to think of different ways to approach a tune, and not get stuck!

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