That's what a recorded reference and your ears are for.
Edited by - Old Hickory on 08/12/2017 13:16:00
Originally posted by NINJO
Buy a midi banjo and play what you hear. I can tab immediately to my computer just by picking. Straight to tabedit.
Ninjo, where can you get a midi banjo? Do you know if there is also a midi mandolin available? Thanks!
Since you're talking about the 1949/1950 version, pay very close attention to the so called "foggy mountain breakdown rolls" and hammer ons during Earls first two times through. This is an area where people tabbing it out either get lazy, or just don't realize what's going on, so when people try to capture the flavor, it just doesn't sound right.
There are so many subtleties in Earls playing, I don't think tabbing it out in any way possible, could convey what's going on. The only way is to listen, over, and over.
Don't rely on the tab- it's a good guide. Let your ear tell you what your right hand needs to do. The tab can be accurate as heck, but that won't mean your going to get the little nuances of what any banjo player is doing. I trust me ear more than tab.
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