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Jun 4, 2020 - 4:24:42 PM
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62 posts since 11/29/2010

Brad nails this one. Soooooo clean!


Edited by - pdinneen1 on 06/04/2020 16:25:23

Jun 4, 2020 - 4:38:24 PM

sethb

USA

482 posts since 2/16/2005

Bravo!  A wonderful rendition!!  I especially liked the arrangement, with the tune played once in standard march style, and then again in a ragtime style.  Back in the day, it was pretty common to "rag" marches like this one.     

This really shows what a plectrum banjo can do.  And it also shows that the right hand work is just as important as the left. We (me included!) tend to focus on getting the chords right and having clean, fast changes.  But all the chords in the world don't mean a thing if your right hand doesn't have the technique to produce accurate and also varied strums that will carry and accentuate the rhythm.  SETH  

Edited by - sethb on 06/04/2020 16:44:46

Jun 4, 2020 - 4:41:33 PM

Omeboy

USA

2460 posts since 6/27/2013

Great stuff from the great Brad Roth. Tremendous style and beautifully played. Thanks for helping to keep the plectrum in the spotlight, Pat.

Edited by - Omeboy on 06/04/2020 16:43:24

Jun 4, 2020 - 5:06:05 PM

Foote

USA

365 posts since 3/25/2009

Excellent, both the arrangement and the performance. Thanks for posting.

Jun 4, 2020 - 5:06:54 PM
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Don Lewers

Australia

723 posts since 2/24/2012

Enjoyed hearing Brads version Patrick, yes, he's most certainly got all the tricks.

Hope you don't mind me joining the ''Blaze Away'' party ......
 


Jun 4, 2020 - 5:47:25 PM

sethb

USA

482 posts since 2/16/2005

And here's the tenor banjo version:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ib-4pJ8WqC0

Although I also saw one or two plectrums in the band, as well as a five-string (!) that most likely did not have its fifth string, since it was being strummed.  SETH

Edited by - sethb on 06/04/2020 17:50:13

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