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Clawhammer Middle East

Written/Posted by FractalBreaux


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Size: 2,233kb, uploaded 12/14/2017 2:08:37 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Tried to mimic the sound of the middle East while playing Fast clawhammer.

5 comments on “Clawhammer Middle East”

Boadicea Says:
Thursday, December 14, 2017 @5:09:10 PM

This is so creative! I like this better than the other Middle Eastern banjo piece, and I liked that one a lot. I am fascinated about learning your creative process, and how you got to this stage. I am a long way off by learning by ear, or even making my own song out of pieces I know. I can improvise a small amount, but I wouldn't be able to do what you are doing at this stage, and I am really interested to know how you got to capture that essence of the music so well.

FractalBreaux Says:
Friday, December 15, 2017 @9:21:21 AM

Wow, thank you so much Boadicea, that's extremely kind of you to say! I really have no Idea what I'm doing. I can barely play a whole song. My goal is to have an extension of myself which which to express myself better without words. I would like to pick up the Banjo and speak with it, exactly as I would use my own voice. It may be a tall order, but I practice hours a day. I started Out playing every string, and every fret until I finally became a bit familiar as to what sounds came from where. I also use the phone app "Smart Chord". I looked up the scales, modes, and techniques that go into playing the music I love, a d I tried my best to imitate the sounds. I haven't really learned any songs, just stuff that sounds like what I want. I first picked up a harmonica about a year and a half ago, then bought a Banjo about a year ago. My first instruments. I was 27 at the time and felt I have listened to the music I love so much, that it was finally time to play it myself. Thank you for the encouragement! I receive none where I live. You sound great as well, keep on truckin'!

Boadicea Says:
Friday, December 15, 2017 @9:54:30 PM

That is such a creative way of learning and practising @FractalBreaux! I can really hear you in the music!

Boadicea Says:
Friday, December 15, 2017 @11:14:24 PM

I do want to learn to do what you are doing. So I am really hoping that you will write a blog. The other thing you can doing is join a group on the BHO called: I link my blogs to this group so I get feed back and I get cheered on and other people cheer me on.

Boadicea Says:
Friday, December 15, 2017 @11:16:58 PM

So in your blog you could write your hopes and dreams and also you could also write about you practising sessions, so we can learn from the way that you compose, improvise and create music. The blog will also be a record of your progression. But cards on the table here, this is an entirely selfish request. I just want to learn about what it is that you do, so only if you want to do it.

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