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Singing Birds

Posted by carlb


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Size: 2,171kb, uploaded 8/22/2008 9:14:17 AM
Genre: Old Time / Playing Style: Clawhammer and Old-Time

Learned from the playing of Burl Hammons. f#DABE

7 comments on “Singing Birds”

Don Borchelt Says:
Saturday, August 23, 2008 @6:54:01 AM

Gotta love them Hammons tunes, Big Scioty, Greasy Coat, Sandy Boys, Camp Chase,  you have to really listen to them to get inside them.  Nice job, fine picking.  I hear a faint trace of Little Birdie in this I never noticed before.

carlb Says:
Sunday, August 24, 2008 @6:30:20 AM

You're right, I heard Little Birdie in Singing Birds as soon as I started learning it.  When I went looking for more words for Little Birdie, I found that the tuning that Roscoe Holcomb (Folkways 2363) used was the same and some have told me that it's often referred to as Little Birdie tuning. The version I had on Banjo Addiction site was me singing Little Birdie and playing Singing Birds in between.

gailg64 Says:
Monday, September 29, 2008 @9:03:58 AM

Gorgeous & old sounding. What's especially nice about this is its "banjo-ness," ie. not a fiddle tune translated to banjo language.

Don Huber Says:
Sunday, August 22, 2010 @2:27:52 PM

Great choice for a "choice piece". Wonderful overtones; flowing sound. Most people would have difficulty playing this as skillfully as you do!


dannnjo Says:
Friday, November 19, 2010 @12:19:11 PM

nice and sweet, you can almost see a pair of mating birds in the spring out in the country

blanham Says:
Wednesday, June 13, 2012 @3:57:55 AM

Very, very, nice!

Don Borchelt Says:
Wednesday, June 20, 2012 @7:22:18 PM

I liked it four years ago, and damned if I don't still like it.

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