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Sweet Nora Lee

Posted by zenwriter, written by Traditional, heard played by Art Rosenbaum


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Size: 1,775kb, uploaded 7/18/2008 9:01:30 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Up-picking on HC Dobson banjo

6 comments on “Sweet Nora Lee”

frailin Says:
Friday, July 18, 2008 @1:54:32 PM

Wow.  You got the up-pickin' thing down nice.  Smooth, too.



Wills Creek Says:
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @6:12:19 AM

I think you may be the first person Iv'e heard play that tune . I tried it out of a tab book once and I must of not been close to the melody . Close but no cigar. Nice picken

zenwriter Says:
Sunday, July 20, 2008 @3:47:29 PM

Thanks, I heard it many years ago on one of Art Rosenbaum's albums and played it more or less from memory. I checked his book, The Art of the Mountain Banjo and it's in there, as well as being on the CD that's included with the latest version of the book. Some wonderful picking and singing there


darryl k. Says:
Friday, July 25, 2008 @6:45:23 PM

real nice loping feel.  you're doing the strums with the middle finger ??

I love this style, play it myself most of the time recently....but do my strums as an up pick with the pointer, or a thumb down stroke for real emphasis.


zenwriter Says:
Saturday, July 26, 2008 @6:30:03 AM

Darryl, thanks. I up-pick the melody note with the index finger and then up pick the brush stroke behind that. Was surprised myself how it sounds, after trying out a new pattern --up-pick with index--thumb on fifth--up-pick brush -- thumb on fifth.


chip arnold Says:
Thursday, December 18, 2008 @1:16:11 PM

Very nice picking Tom. Art would be proud!

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