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Dixie Hoedown

Posted by steve davis

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Size: 1,470kb, uploaded 7/4/2007 5:39:31 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)

I can't remember if it was 79 or 80,but I was living in Providence R.I. and visiting The Music Emporium trying out their Stelling Gospel model with the cross on the resonator. I remember the price 1400. I was so broke then,but it was fun to play it. Anyway, I looked through their store brochure and saw Bela Fleck as a teacher there. I'd just heard of him and how great he already was. I half jokingly asked them if I could get a lesson from him and they said how he was booked full for the next three months. So I asked would it be possible three months down the road and they said OK . Three months later I'm back on time and everything.They said he was in one of the rooms on the 2nd floor so I went up and introduced myself. I said I wanted my playing to flow along better and he first told me to play something I knew so he could tell where I was. So I did and then I asked if he would teach me Dixie Hoedown.He wrote Dixie Hoedown into tab in no time with his banjo leaning up beside him . He tapped the fingerboard a very few times to check a note. He handed the tab to me and asked me to play it which I did slowly.(1st take on this recording)



33 comments on “Dixie Hoedown”

rollin36 Says:
Sunday, September 23, 2007 @8:56:41 AM

Bella Fleck ? Ok now i'm jealous..lol

rogers5string Says:
Friday, April 25, 2008 @5:11:34 PM

nice pickin!

pstroud1 Says:
Wednesday, April 30, 2008 @9:07:53 AM

Wow thats really a good on Steve. I've never heard that one before. It's way over my head. lol I like your pickin.
Paul

Retropicker Says:
Tuesday, November 25, 2008 @8:29:08 AM

That is a great story!

Enviroguy Says:
Tuesday, December 9, 2008 @10:43:19 AM

Great story. That tune was nicely picked . You're a fine player.  Do you still have the tab? I'm learning this one, but I'm going to shift to your/Bela style. What a great tune.

Cheers

Dennis (Toronto, Can.)

jimh269b Says:
Friday, April 30, 2010 @2:19:20 PM

great job job steve,5 here buddy

Ricky-T-jo Says:
Sunday, May 2, 2010 @6:16:54 AM

Else than volume it is very good. 5/5

Scott Wilson Says:
Sunday, August 8, 2010 @6:44:01 PM

very nice. Good job. I enjoyed it. thanks for posting it (and the others.)

Earls 5 Says:
Saturday, December 25, 2010 @1:26:21 PM

not sure about those two last comments but you did a heluva job on the tune Steve! Also i just received the bridge you made for me and i think it is awesome! Check is on the way.

Thank you very much!!!

steve davis Says:
Saturday, December 25, 2010 @2:09:54 PM

I keep getting some kind of spam in these and delete them as I notice them.

Thanks for the compliments,everyone.

banjoman56 Says:
Saturday, November 5, 2011 @7:17:51 PM

Wow!!!! Great pickin" Steve. Thanks for posting it.

RB-1 Says:
Monday, September 3, 2012 @2:04:56 AM

Now I'm surprized not seeing your name on banjo for one of the more established bands....

steve davis Says:
Monday, September 3, 2012 @4:31:10 AM

Thanks so much for the encouraging words.

kmwaters Says:
Monday, September 17, 2012 @2:27:33 PM

I wonder how many more people in 2012 know who Bela is compared to the number in 1980.

Andyincov Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @6:15:33 AM

Hi Steve, Can I get you to clarify something? Is this recording of you, playing this tune for the FIRST time, from a tab? If yes, that's amazing. If no, it's still brilliant.

Cheers

steve davis Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @6:34:17 AM

No,Andy.I sight read the tab for Bela at a pace that I read the first time through on any tab.I pick a speed that lets the timing work correctly.That's how I always read tab(1/2 speed approx) so as to set the right time to the notes.

I recorded this a few months after brain surgery. in '07.
Thank you for appreciating my effort,Andy.

Andyincov Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @6:46:22 AM

It's very impressive - I really enjoyed it. Looks like the surgeon managed to keep the banjo picking wiring intact!

Cheers

steve davis Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @6:53:13 AM

I couldn't hardly play 4 notes in a row from 2001 to 2006.
Doc brought me back.
Cheers to you.

Andyincov Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @6:57:32 AM

Wow - That's some doctor. Congratulations - must have been dark days from 01-06.

steve davis Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @7:12:18 AM

Yes

AB Junior Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @8:21:41 AM

Dude, a lesson from Bela? That's just cool. Great picking BTW!

steve davis Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @8:28:35 AM

I just recognized his name from a BNL and one thing led to another.
$12.50

theoutlaw Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @4:41:42 PM

hope i got the right profile steve seeing as ya have more than one 'wink wink'. ya seem to have a lot of time on your hands for a fisherman and 'expert' banjo player, how'd ya do it? maybe you could write a book someday so as we can all learn your secret huh!!!

steve davis Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @4:47:43 PM

The trade-offs from my surgery prevented me from operating a workboat safely,so I sold out after lobstering for over 50 years.
Now I'll sell some red spruce as I need money.

No hurry.

theoutlaw Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @4:58:28 PM

yea sure! it's getting tiresome buddy

steve davis Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @5:29:20 PM

I'm liking retirement.

steve davis Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @5:34:08 PM

What do you think of my Dixie Hoedown recording?

theoutlaw Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @5:53:17 PM

tell ya what buddy, it's a good recording but it aint you. put up a video of you playing then i'll let ya know what i think. deal?

steve davis Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @5:58:42 PM

You don't think it's me?
Tough.

theoutlaw Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @6:01:28 PM

i know it ain't you buddy, it's a small world ! now puta up a video or hit the road pal

steve davis Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @6:05:13 PM

I ain't going nowhere.
Do you think you are somebody?

theoutlaw Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @6:08:45 PM

nope just plain ol me. now show us how you do it buddy

steve davis Says:
Friday, December 7, 2012 @6:30:16 PM

You ain;t nobody if you don't have a name.

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