Posted by JanetB
- Play count: 218
Size: 2,929kb, uploaded 7/22/2017 5:23:24 PM
Genre: Fiddle/Celtic/Irish / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time
Napoleon Crossing the Alps is a tune with several names I've wanted to learn for a while. One of them is Bonaparte Crossing the Rockies. This recording has two parts -- the first is in SRB tuning (f#DGF#D tuned up a step) and the second is open G tuning. Adam Hurt taught me that G tunes can often be played well and sound good in the tuning he calls SRB, or Sandy River Belle. Perhaps you'll notice no difference in the two versions, also played on two different banjos, with cello banjo accompaniment.
Sunday, July 23, 2017 @12:32:12 PM
Nice tune; liked them both Janet.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @1:44:00 PM
Lovely sound Janet. There's a subtle difference between both tunings. Beautiful picking!
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 @10:43:14 PM
Thanks for listening, Rick and Jimi. Yes, they're not quite the same. Fingering and fretboard position make a big difference. The first version is easier and goes no farther than the 5th fret.
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