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Two Little Boys

Genre: Bluegrass  Style: Bluegrass (Scruggs)   Key: G  Tuning: Standard Open G (gDGBD)  Difficulty: Intermediate
Posted by Ian_banjo, updated: 9/1/2011
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Notes: This is my first attempt, just for fun, to arrange a whole bluegrass song, including the lead melody and tenor harmony. Unfortunately, TablEdit doesn't have a voice synthesiser, so I have used midi sounds to replace the voice. I entered the melody notes for the voice and tenor harmony as banjo tab. The instruments are guitar, banjo and bass. I have loosely based the arrangement on the Country Gentlemen's version, although I don't know how to inject their level of drive and energy. Also I haven't included mandolin and dobro or attempted to copy Eddie Adcock's inspired backup! (Someone else is welcome to have a go at that.) Instead I opted for some vamping the first time round and then some simple forward and forward-reverse rolls the second time. Note that if you should ever want to print all of this out, it runs to lots of pages. So it is better to print out one instrument/voice at a time using the TablEdit Print Set Up menu on the Multi-Track tab. I have pitched the song in G, although the CGs do it in B (I think). However, with TablEdit, it is easy to transpose into higher keys if required.

1 comment

jcland Says:
Friday, September 2, 2011 @7:57:08 AM
Very good job on this. It is a keeper!

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