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Star Spangled Banner

Posted by jbalch


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Size: 1,096kb, uploaded 10/24/2007 10:48:00 PM
Genre: Unknown/None Chosen / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

This was recorded for the opening ceremonies at my son's high school baseball games.

6 comments on “Star Spangled Banner”

BrittDLD1 Says:
Friday, November 9, 2007 @5:24:09 PM

Beautiful, John.

An unusual and difficult tune to "pull off" on a banjo -- but wonderfully done.  (And you can hit the high notes a lott better than I can sing them!)

I enjoy ALL of your work.

Ed Britt

jbalch Says:
Saturday, November 10, 2007 @9:23:50 AM

Thanks...I'd rather play it than sing it any day.  That is for sure.

pickNgrin Says:
Thursday, September 10, 2009 @8:37:48 PM

Superb! I loved the ringing note right after "the land of the free", and the mellow ending. Great stuff!

Don Borchelt Says:
Wednesday, July 3, 2013 @11:17:26 AM

Fine heartfelt picking.

Aunt Lisa Says:
Tuesday, September 17, 2013 @8:23:35 PM

This is just lovely. I heard it in July and keep thinking about how sensitively you've played such a difficult song. I'd love to try my hand at this one. What tuning are you in? (Still a beginner here... kind of "re-beginning") Thanks!

- Aunt Lisa

jbalch Says:
Wednesday, September 18, 2013 @6:33:25 AM

Thanks Aunt Lisa. I really appreciate the comment. I play this in double C with the 5th string tuned down to E. e C G C D

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