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John Brown's March (TOTW)

Posted by JanetB


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Size: 1,376kb, uploaded 1/11/2019 11:50:57 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

From the playing of Dwight Diller, this old-time Tune of the Week is one I've heard, but not tried. It was nice learning from a video of Dwight recently playing the tune at a slow tempo. It's one of the tunes taught to our TOTW presenter, Andy Fults, at the first music camp he attended with Dwight.

3 comments on “John Brown's March (TOTW)”

stratovarious520 Says:
Friday, January 11, 2019 @6:14:57 PM

Tailor made for your laid back style Ms. Janet. I don’t know how you do it, but your “implied” notes have as much impact as the ones you actually play! Please don’t ask me to explain this...I know what I (don’t) hear, but I’m not sure I can put it into words. John Hartford knows what I mean ; )

JanetB Says:
Friday, January 11, 2019 @6:34:17 PM

Thanks, Greg. You’re musically so astute. There are several skipped notes, which Adam likes to call “ghost notes.” If you listen to Dwight, it’s his arrangement. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount of them in John Brown’s March. He often uses the full bum-ditty clawhammer rhythm with a “cluck” on the “dit,” where I often will put a slipped note. In other words, play no note, but do the clawhammer motion above the strings.

VancePants Says:
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 @6:16:40 AM

Sweet n' delicate... ahh.

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