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Oct 26, 2021 - 5:47:15 AM
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10512 posts since 10/5/2006

I was listening to the FRC cd of Ward Ward in the car the other day and of all the wonderful tracks on that cd I was completely captivated by his version of Cindy. It seems to demonstrate so clearly how he could take a simple, familiar tune and through his musicality somehow add energy and beauty. When I got home I wanted to learn it and sat with my banjo and the recording for nearly an hour of concentrated listening. Here it is note for note from that recording exactly as he was tuned a half step down from the more usual D tuning - G#C#G#C#D#.

Edited by - m06 on 10/26/2021 05:52:06

Oct 26, 2021 - 6:54:03 AM
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21274 posts since 6/30/2015

Nice job Mike.

Oct 26, 2021 - 8:06:02 AM
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752 posts since 5/22/2021

Nice Job, Mike!

Very nice sounding version! My favorite version of "Cindy" is this one, by Pete Seeger:

Also this one (with, probably, Woody Guthrie playing Guitar):

And, another, this one:

Oct 30, 2021 - 4:17:14 PM
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7294 posts since 11/4/2005

That was a great job of picking, Mike. North Somerset may be a long way from Grayson County, but you sound like you learned it sitting on the porch with Wade and Uncle Charlie.

- Don B.

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