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Sep 3, 2021 - 3:35:32 PM
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chuckv97

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The classic Carter Family song, first recorded in 1933. My attempt at mimicking Maybelle’s guitar style with a flat pick, never having learned the “Carter Scratch”.
youtu.be/D580TkWNZ6E


 

Edited by - chuckv97 on 09/03/2021 15:36:09

Sep 3, 2021 - 4:27:38 PM
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1822 posts since 7/4/2009

Nice. One of my favorites. You have a verse I've never heard; where'd you learn this one?

I think most people who try to approximate Maybelle's best-known style use a flatpick, which she did occasionally.

Sep 3, 2021 - 7:47:07 PM

chuckv97

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Thanks, Matthew. I’ve heard different verses over the years, so I just picked 3 that I liked.

Sep 9, 2021 - 2:44:42 PM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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Would you consider posting that 2nd verse or, if not, would you send it to me PM? I play and sing that song and it's a favorite of mine and I'd love to have that verse to add to what I now sing.

Sep 9, 2021 - 11:07:01 PM

chuckv97

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Sherry - Here are verses 2 & 3:
Darling, how could I stay here without you?
I have nothing to ease my poor heart,
This whole world would seem sad, love, without you,
Tell me now that we never will part.

Oh the white rose that blooms in the garden,
It grows with the love of my heart,
It broke through on the day that I met you,
It will die on the day that we part.

Sep 10, 2021 - 12:34:19 AM
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fluxie

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Wow, that was good.

Sep 10, 2021 - 7:18:57 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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chuckv97

Thank you so much!! I will add that last verse to those I already have.

Note: I thought I had posted a thank you earlier, but it seems to have disappeared. Glitch in the system or something.

Sep 11, 2021 - 7:35:39 AM
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pickn5

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1632 posts since 8/8/2012

Nicely played and sung.

Sep 13, 2021 - 7:46:36 AM

chuckv97

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quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

Would you consider posting that 2nd verse or, if not, would you send it to me PM? I play and sing that song and it's a favorite of mine and I'd love to have that verse to add to what I now sing.


At 2:37 you can hear a real pro sing that verse-  Ricky Skaggs.

https://youtu.be/WgxX7eiAfaY

Sep 13, 2021 - 8:21:39 AM
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Texasbanjo (Moderator)

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quote:
Originally posted by chuckv97
quote:
Originally posted by Texasbanjo

Would you consider posting that 2nd verse or, if not, would you send it to me PM? I play and sing that song and it's a favorite of mine and I'd love to have that verse to add to what I now sing.


At 2:37 you can hear a real pro sing that verse-  Ricky Skaggs.

https://youtu.be/WgxX7eiAfaY


Thanks, I enjoyed that!

I took that extra verse you so kindly gave me and sang it yesterday and today.  I like it!  It's definitely added to the song.  Thanks again.

Sep 13, 2021 - 2:42:22 PM
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125 posts since 7/22/2012

Your video is fun to try to pick along with (my first try was to capo banjo at 1 and play as if in F).

Edited by - Banjfoot on 09/13/2021 14:42:53

Sep 23, 2021 - 9:43:45 AM
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2874 posts since 2/10/2013

Volume 3 of Steve Kaufman's "Parking Lot" series has that tune. It is a good instructional for learning "Carter Style" flatpicking. That tune is in the book and fortunately in the key it is commonly played. That doesn't always happen.

Sep 23, 2021 - 2:44:18 PM
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carlb

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Sep 30, 2021 - 8:24:50 AM
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Somewhere I read that the young Chet Atkins played guitar with the Carter Family. When they were invited to join the Grand Old Opry, Chet Atkins was not included. The Carter Family said "No Chet - No Carter Family".

I play more flattop guitar lately than banjo. Mostly fiddle tunes. I try to make myself play more banjo. It would really help if there were more musicians around. Thank goodness for "The Amazing Slow Downer", "Band in a Box". and Youtube and the "Flatpicking Essentials" publication. The first 2 software applications will make a persons playing alone more productive and enjoyable. You can play whatever you want whenever you want, and the app seldom if never makes a mistake.

Sep 30, 2021 - 9:56:59 AM

chuckv97

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I’m hear you, Dick. We’ve still been having outdoor jams to keep my banjo playing somewhat up to par,, but at home I use backing tracks to help keep me motivated.
btw, I read that about Chet and the Carters too. If I remember right Maybelle gave Chet her original 1928 Gibson L-5 guitar when she got too old to play.

here's some Chet with the Carters https://youtu.be/e9UtklPnOQY

Edited by - chuckv97 on 09/30/2021 10:05:14

Sep 30, 2021 - 10:42:20 AM

chuckv97

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Did some research ,, it was June Carter who inherited her mother’s guitar

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