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Apr 5, 2020 - 5:41:11 PM
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14 posts since 9/26/2013

Greetings:
I am a geezer learning to frail. I might be intermediate skill level, but I have no idea.I have never sent a message to a forum before, so I have no idea of what to expect.

I am trying to find a set of banjo tabs for Clarence Ashley's version of "Little Sadie." If someone can please direct me, I would be most appreciative! I hope I can figure out how to find any replies to this.

Stay safe. Keep your physical distance, but stay socially connected. Learn a new tune!

Thank you.
Trust the Force,
Walt

Apr 5, 2020 - 11:26:34 PM
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janolov

Sweden

40428 posts since 3/7/2006

I think it is something like this.

Also listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXGAj1e3SdE


Edited by - janolov on 04/05/2020 23:40:46

Apr 6, 2020 - 2:11:01 AM

m06

England

8785 posts since 10/5/2006

Jan's tab puts the structure up there for you. Modal banjo tuning.

I just wanted to add what a compellingly beautiful and complete integration of voice and banjo Clarence Ashley's version is. Given that there is no perfect this is as near as dammit to perfect that you'll ever find.

Edited by - m06 on 04/06/2020 02:11:52

Apr 6, 2020 - 6:16:22 AM
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R Buck

USA

2760 posts since 9/5/2006

Tom Ashley's music, especially with the banjo, is a marriage of African and European traditions. The threads are knotted and form one strand. Great stuff.

I think Doc pitched this in another tuning, gCGCEb and may have capoed it.  The fun thing to do then is sort it out by ear in this tuning.

Edited by - R Buck on 04/06/2020 06:18:11

Apr 6, 2020 - 12:31:57 PM

14 posts since 9/26/2013

quote:
Originally posted by janolov

I think it is something like this.

Also listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXGAj1e3SdE

 


Apr 6, 2020 - 12:39:04 PM

14 posts since 9/26/2013

Janalov,
Thank you very very much! Interesting that you are in Sweden. Small world.
Trust the Force,
Walt

Apr 6, 2020 - 1:36:27 PM

m06

England

8785 posts since 10/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by Walt Bolton

Janalov,
Thank you very very much! Interesting that you are in Sweden. Small world.
Trust the Force,
Walt


Interesting to hear an American use the term 'geezer'. Small world. 

Good luck with learning this tune. smiley

Edited by - m06 on 04/06/2020 13:37:10

Apr 6, 2020 - 10:59:07 PM
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14 posts since 9/26/2013

Hi M06 Mike,

I thought the term "Geezer" was a Yankee term! Ah well. Anyway, I am one. As a point of reference, I did extensive field collecting of folklore in the late 1960's and early 70's. (My name appears in several obscure footnotes.) (Smiling -- would do emoji if I knew how.) Anyway, I have been trying to learn how to frail a banjo since then. I suffer from stunted banjo skills and I live in rural Oregon, a long way from Appalachia. This internet thing has certainly opened up access to knowledge hasn't it.
Trust the Force,
Walt

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