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Nov 8, 2018 - 6:04:44 AM
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3753 posts since 11/13/2005

Running through another favorite of mine this morning. One of the Prettiest songs ever written.

Have a Nice Day


Nov 8, 2018 - 6:24:22 AM
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malarz

USA

276 posts since 1/5/2007

Thanks! Really a pretty tune. Of course, you should have segued into “Smoke on the Wate” but maybe another time!

Nov 8, 2018 - 6:35:56 AM

3753 posts since 11/13/2005

Yeeeeah Ken....Smoke on the Water.....next time!

Nov 8, 2018 - 7:35:01 AM
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3607 posts since 6/17/2003

quote:
Originally posted by davidcava

Yeeeeah Ken....Smoke on the Water.....next time!


You're so right, what a beautiful song.
Wonderfully played too, you got me completly dazzled by those super chords....
And, I honestly didn't have a clue you were such a great singer! yes
Fits the performance like a glove.

Such a coincidence:
Few years ago had a bit of fun, piling one instument upon the other in my home studio, with Smoke on the Water

Nov 8, 2018 - 7:40:11 AM

malarz

USA

276 posts since 1/5/2007

Good re-interpretation! I bet that tune could be reharmonized and then it truly would fit after Deep Purple.

Nov 8, 2018 - 7:45:02 AM

3753 posts since 11/13/2005

Bruno! are you playing all the instruments? I love it, and I love you brother!

Nov 8, 2018 - 8:01:21 AM
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198 posts since 2/16/2014

Very nice David! Love the space between the notes.
Mike

Nov 8, 2018 - 8:28:33 AM
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3753 posts since 11/13/2005

Thanks Mike.......I think I'm going to take Miles approach, and play less and less notes.

Nov 8, 2018 - 8:42:51 AM
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198 posts since 2/16/2014

Chuckle chuckle!
I agree with the concept.
"Don't worry about playing a lot of notes. Just find one pretty one". Miles.
Lack of sustain with the banjo presents the challenge.
You are a very tasteful player David. I always look forward to your vids.
You either have a large reservoir of tunes tucked away or you are a good reader, or a great ear or.... I'm just a bit envious my friend. ;)

Nov 8, 2018 - 8:48:52 AM
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3753 posts since 11/13/2005

You have nothing to be envious about Mike...I know how you play! and I love it.

I'm a slow reader......my ears need work.....and I have about 300 songs in my rep....but I need to keep going over them.....lest I forget. I could probably only play half of right now, so I work on them everyday, when I can.

Nov 8, 2018 - 8:59:09 AM
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93 posts since 9/13/2018

Way to go David! Love that sound.

Bruce

Nov 8, 2018 - 9:25:02 AM
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DC5

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Beautiful David, always one of my favorites.

Nov 8, 2018 - 9:35:10 AM
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377 posts since 9/6/2014

I agree with every one of those comments, David -- beautiful in every way! Chords, melody line, singing, everything was perfect. And I agree, Deep Purple is a really pretty song. I'll have to try working up that song, I don't think I've played it on banjo. My list of songs to try is already long, but I think I'll bump "Deep Purple" to the top of the list.

Nov 8, 2018 - 9:37:12 AM
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Fud

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Thanks, David. Sweet tune, lovely sound.

Larry

Nov 8, 2018 - 9:38:30 AM

3753 posts since 11/13/2005

I'm putting that old Gibson together this morning Larry....but the nut may need replacing. Going to string it up soon.

Nov 8, 2018 - 9:40:08 AM

3753 posts since 11/13/2005

Thanks for the nice comments you guys

Nov 8, 2018 - 10:31:21 AM
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Netherlands

3607 posts since 6/17/2003

quote:
Originally posted by davidcava

Bruno! are you playing all the instruments? I love it, and I love you brother!


Guilty as charged....

Did you do any nut repairs before?

Because I think you should be able to make it all work again, replacement should be the very last resort

Only warning would be to be careful with CA, it's water thin and literally wicks everywhere. A tiny droplet would be all you'd need.

And be extremely careful with pearl dust, use a breather mask, it's supposed to be toxic.

Anyway, don't let my little fun project distract from the great rendition you put across.

KInd regards to one of my banjo heros,

Bruno

Nov 8, 2018 - 10:49:29 AM

3753 posts since 11/13/2005

I'm going to make a little vid right now and let you hear this Bruno.....I just got it strung up

Nov 8, 2018 - 11:18:04 AM

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Nov 8, 2018 - 12:45:51 PM
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CGDA

Italy

1844 posts since 1/4/2009

That's simply wonderful, David!

Nov 8, 2018 - 12:52:19 PM

3753 posts since 11/13/2005

Thanks Marco!

Nov 8, 2018 - 12:53:45 PM
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Whoa! There's a big jump from those first photos back in April. Congratulations, David. That is one fine banjo, and she sounds terrific already. Here's a bit of geezerly advice: Don't hold back!

Larry

Nov 8, 2018 - 1:23:17 PM

3753 posts since 11/13/2005

Thanks Larry, that is straight out of the gate. I haven't experimented with any setup tweaks yet, and as I said, I'll probably take it down to Mike Mumford. He's one hell of a nice guy, and setup Master, as well as being imo....the best overall 5 string banjoist in the World today.

I love the tones already! Thanks for your interest Larry.

David

Nov 8, 2018 - 2:05:16 PM
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Netherlands

3607 posts since 6/17/2003

A quick word from me (almost bed time over here).

What an absolutely fantastic banjo! I can hear the low end -that supposedly shouldn't be in an archtop- from here....

1928... it's 90 years already, 9 years the senior of my -1

Good decision to have it set up if you're not 100% comfortable doing it yourself.

Curious what it will be like when completely done.

Time to hit the sack now, having a gig in Germany tomorrow.

Nov 8, 2018 - 3:50:05 PM
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GMB

USA

311 posts since 5/29/2009

Thanks David. I enjoyed that very much!

Nov 8, 2018 - 4:08:52 PM

3753 posts since 11/13/2005

Thanks Gerard! and Thank You Bruno. Actually I think the nut slots will have to come down! what string height over the the first fret are you running Bruno? Have a good gig tomorrow. Do you know Herbert?, the bluegrass tour manager from Germany? Just wondering how hes doing.... and Lilly? from czech republic. What band are you playing in now?

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