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Dec 12, 2020 - 11:22:50 PM
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This is a fiddle-style solo for Don Reno's "Banjo Signal." It is played with the notes of a G major scale except for a Bb note in the first measure and the endings and an Ab note in the fourth measure. It is designed for a fast tempo while keeping a legato-like flow. The use of open strings to facilitate left-hand movements helps make the composition flow making the banjo neck work for you rather than against you.
 


Edited by - banjola1 on 12/12/2020 23:28:03

Dec 13, 2020 - 4:14:29 PM

3383 posts since 10/10/2008

Beautiful !!! Thanks again for ur generosity!!

Dec 14, 2020 - 8:08:11 AM
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Thanks for sharing. Listening the first go-round I thought to myself "I can do this". Then I listened to the up to tempo version and thought..."I've got my work cut out for me" One of the things I like about a good melodic arrangement is that even at a moderate tempo it sounds like I'm making music.

Dec 14, 2020 - 12:05:29 PM

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Originally posted by thisoldman

Thanks for sharing. Listening the first go-round I thought to myself "I can do this". Then I listened to the up to tempo version and thought..."I've got my work cut out for me" One of the things I like about a good melodic arrangement is that even at a moderate tempo it sounds like I'm making music.


Thanks!

A little explanation on the compositional method:

Right hand finger independence is peculiar to each person's inclination. In the process of deciding on final version, I'll rewrite and change notes by how it "feels" as I speed it up. I'll find myself gravitating towards a certain note choice, and the version will morph until the speed validates itself while retaining melodic integrity. Nothing is written in stone. It's very arbitrary and there's no end to the possible variations.

Pat-

Edited by - banjola1 on 12/14/2020 12:10:04

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