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J'attendrai

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: C  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Expert
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 11/9/2009
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Notes: The old Italian/French song, "J'attendrai", arranged for Reno-style (labelled Scruggs, but really more Reno-ish) banjo. Also, it's labelled jazz, but it's really a Jazz tune arranged for bluegrass banjo; the chords are authentic though. Taken from Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, & the Hot Club de France's movie from 1939. The ending is played by planting the heel of the right hand behind (above) the strings, & brushing upward in rapid succession (eight notes) with the index & middle fingers; this is hard, but definitely doable with practice. The Django-style run can be played with thumb & index up to a certain speed, and can probably be played at faster speeds with all three fingers though I do not play this way. Have fun!

2 comments

Banjowen Says:
Tuesday, November 10, 2009 @7:14:26 AM
Great stuff, and well tabbed out....

banjotom2 Says:
Thursday, November 26, 2009 @5:07:21 PM
That is a great tune....and yes, very well put together!

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