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The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise — Twin Banjos

Genre: Jazz  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by KI4PRK, updated: 1/26/2010

Notes: Here's an old pop/jazz standard from the 40's (me thinks?), "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" arranged for — wait for it... — Twin Banjos! There are two breaks, on both breaks Banjo #1 plays the melody, and Banjo #2 does harmony. But on the first, the harmony part is a low harmony — Baritone banjo, if you will — and on the second, there's a high harmony, or "tenor" banjo (not the 4 string kind with 17 or 19 frets!). I would say that the melody part can be played admirably as a single banjo piece. If doing "The World Is Waiting For The Sunrise" as a duet, make sure you follow the tab *exactly* for the best possible sound. If you improvise a little, the banjos can clash. Hopefully this will also inspire more banjo duets with harmony. If you're feeling really bold, try getting your buddies to do lead, baritone, AND tenor — TRIPLE banjos! It does work, and sounds cool, although the melody gets buried in the harmony. The second Tabledit file has the Triple banjo parts. Has a Rhythm Guitar & Bass rhythm track. Have fun!

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