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May 15, 2022 - 7:46:20 PM
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New video on my YouTube channel! Check it out! Thanks! Please subscribe!

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May 16, 2022 - 4:04:21 PM
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Thank you John Mark and congratulations on this. Scruggs said he would not have done this song again as it was the toughest one to arrange: "it did not lay out well on the banjo". Love seeing it and hearing it at the same time and looove the tone you are pulling on that Hatfield. It is one of my favorites!!! I became a Patron of your services and the back up is wonderful also. Beautiful John Mark. Thanks.
ken

May 16, 2022 - 8:31:04 PM

230 posts since 7/22/2012

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Originally posted by From Greylock to Bean Blossom

Thank you John Mark and congratulations on this. Scruggs said he would not have done this song again as it was the toughest one to arrange: "it did not lay out well on the banjo". Love seeing it and hearing it at the same time and looove the tone you are pulling on that Hatfield. It is one of my favorites!!! I became a Patron of your services and the back up is wonderful also. Beautiful John Mark. Thanks.
ken


Can you tell me where he said that? (Did he say it to you or is it somewhere I can read?) Surprising quote to me.

May 17, 2022 - 7:50:35 AM
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Here's a wonderful interview with Earl. Earl was sharp and very genuine as always and dealt with every question asked him. The interviewer (don't remember his name) was great and you could tell that Earl was very comfortable with him...

I've known and talked with Earl and Randy for many years. I met Earl and the Boys at a drive in movie in Richmond Va. when I was 11 years old and I don't remember Earl ever mentioning how he came up with certain arrangements other than he got as much of the melody as possible in everything he arranged...

Earl's Interview

Edited by - Jack Baker on 05/17/2022 07:55:56

May 17, 2022 - 10:31:30 AM
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Originally posted by Banjfoot
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Originally posted by From Greylock to Bean Blossom

Thank you John Mark and congratulations on this. Scruggs said he would not have done this song again as it was the toughest one to arrange: "it did not lay out well on the banjo". Love seeing it and hearing it at the same time and looove the tone you are pulling on that Hatfield. It is one of my favorites!!! I became a Patron of your services and the back up is wonderful also. Beautiful John Mark. Thanks.
ken


Can you tell me where he said that? (Did he say it to you or is it somewhere I can read?) Surprising quote to me.


I never had the privilege of speaking to Mr Scruggs. It is something I read  somewhere and I am sorry, I cannot refer you to the spot.

ken

May 17, 2022 - 10:33:37 AM

6603 posts since 10/13/2007

Jack, I was surprised because Earl Said he had to work this one out. Seems like I heard somewhere that to get every syllable he had to work out a few.
Ken

May 17, 2022 - 10:42:50 AM

7667 posts since 8/30/2004

Earl said that about a lot of his arrangements Ken....anything is possible as I didn't hear every word that Earl spoke in his life. But in all the times Earl and I spoke about his banjo songs etc. that was never brought up...As I remember, Earl's D tuning arrangements gave him some trouble melody wise. He seemed more concerned about timing and punching out melody effectively...who knows?

Edited by - Jack Baker on 05/17/2022 10:57:57

May 17, 2022 - 3:08:36 PM

Buxton

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30 posts since 9/26/2010

Years ago I started to write a tab for the Martha White show version, but ran out of gas after transcribing through the banjo break. The sound was just too muddy to clearly make out what was being played, but I think I got the gist of what Earl was doing. He plays the song just a little bit differently in the TV show version: https://www.banjohangout.org/tab/browse.asp?m=detail&v=25406 .  Just amazing how fluid he was playing live.

I wish there was more of Earl's back-up transcribed, as I think it's every bit as brilliant as the breaks......

May 17, 2022 - 3:29:06 PM
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Hi Kevin,
I'll post a bunch of Earl's backup in the Tab Archive soon....He was so tasteful...Jack

Edited by - Jack Baker on 05/17/2022 15:29:25

May 17, 2022 - 4:30:25 PM
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Thanks all, and great job on this, as usual, Mr. Batchelor.

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May 18, 2022 - 1:20:22 AM

406 posts since 5/21/2020

Casey Henry covered a nice arrangement of Polka on the Banjo.

 

May 18, 2022 - 6:06:56 AM
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John Mark Batchelor is a young musician of high world class level. He has played with the best in the world. He is also a young man making his way in the world and making a living & a career. To do so, he offers the much needed and requested service to the Hangout of  Top quality instruction.  He uses his world class talents to get people to come to his Pateron site https://www.patreon.com/bigredmusic/posts and for extremely minimal fees support him financially.  He gives freely as  he posts  songs here in both an up to speed version and a slowed down version. from these two versions alone, anyone should be able to lean the songs he is teaching. However if you join his Patreon group you will get not only tab for what he posts here but also the back up for the song in both the up to speed version and the slowed down version. And it is tabbed out as well.

My point in all  this is to say 2 things:

1. John Mark is offering a very fair and needed service at an extremely fair pricing and should be supported. The more we support him,the more he will support us. I can verify form personal experience that JMB is acceptable and responsive to BHO folks.

2 And maybe most importantly, I think it is in poor form (even if the intentions are pure) to come on John Marks thread and drift to other than what John Mark is doing in this thread..that means other artists and quite frankly other competitors in the market.

Please don't misunderstand, I loved Professor Baker's posting of the Scruggs interview. IMO that only heightens the interest and significance of what JMB offered in this thread.

Peace, Joy, &Love in all things 5. laugh

Ken

ps: for the record. I don't know JMB except for communicating with him here because of his posts.

Edited by - From Greylock to Bean Blossom on 05/18/2022 06:09:36

May 18, 2022 - 7:20:56 AM

7667 posts since 8/30/2004

Ken,
Take a deep breath. Nobody is hijacking JMB's thread. People have been responding to other's posts since the beginning of BHO--this is how it has always worked. I glad you are happy with Patreon and JMB's work. He's a fine player and has nothing to worry about and I'm sure that he doesn't worry about it as you seem to....So just sit back and enjoy the show...Keep this a happy hunting ground for pickers...Jack p.s. people have been posting on my threads for years; it's just how it goes...

May 18, 2022 - 7:27:51 AM
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Fred,
Thanks for the video of Casey Henry. She's a great player and teacher and comes from a Royal Family of bluegrass....She's very pretty too...I've met Murphy Henry (her Mom) at a few festivals and She is a hoot and a whole bunch of fun and can pick her brains out....Muchas....Jack

Originally posted by FenderFred

 

Edited by - Jack Baker on 05/18/2022 07:28:29

May 18, 2022 - 7:51:19 AM

406 posts since 5/21/2020

Hi Ken, Not sure what your implying here.

You said "Scruggs said he would not have done this song again as it was the toughest one to arrange: "it did not lay out well on the banjo". "

And when challenged by Banjfoot "Can you tell me where he said that? (Did he say it to you or is it somewhere I can read?) Surprising quote to me."

You replied "I never had the privilege of speaking to Mr Scruggs. It is something I read  somewhere and I am sorry, I cannot refer you to the spot."

My only purpose in posting a link to Casey 's video was to show that it wasn't such a difficult tune to learn for an intermediate level student. 

As far as I can see no one is taking anything away from John Mark Batchelor excellent post. I'd be more than happy to take some lessons from him as well as others here I just don't like the thought of subscribing to Patreon. 

Nothing in Jack Baker 's post was disagreeable I think you are being a little over sensitive/protective Ken

Edited by - FenderFred on 05/18/2022 07:53:24

May 18, 2022 - 9:16:45 AM

6603 posts since 10/13/2007

quote:
Originally posted by FenderFred

Hi Ken, Not sure what your implying here.

You said "Scruggs said he would not have done this song again as it was the toughest one to arrange: "it did not lay out well on the banjo". "

And when challenged by Banjfoot "Can you tell me where he said that? (Did he say it to you or is it somewhere I can read?) Surprising quote to me."

You replied "I never had the privilege of speaking to Mr Scruggs. It is something I read  somewhere and I am sorry, I cannot refer you to the spot."

My only purpose in posting a link to Casey 's video was to show that it wasn't such a difficult tune to learn for an intermediate level student. 

As far as I can see no one is taking anything away from John Mark Batchelor excellent post. I'd be more than happy to take some lessons from him as well as others here I just don't like the thought of subscribing to Patreon. 

Nothing in Jack Baker 's post was disagreeable I think you are being a little over sensitive/protective Ken


To be clear, and we can both agree on this: if that was your main intention, you sure did not state it. It sounds to me like you are saying I made something up. And I was not challenged but just asked. I am sure you don't give a source for everything you say.

And please read what I wrote: I did not say Anything in Jack Baker's post was disagreeable. In fact, what I said was complimentary.  I went out of the way to clarify that ahead of time so there would not be a misunderstanding like you are creating. I cannot understand why you would even make that statement.

 

ken

Edited by - From Greylock to Bean Blossom on 05/18/2022 09:26:30

May 18, 2022 - 9:42:40 AM

406 posts since 5/21/2020

Ken, It's not worth squabbling over. Get a life!

May 18, 2022 - 9:42:44 AM
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Not to bring more rancour to this discussion, but I think it needs to be said - I agree with Ken’s comment that it’s in poor taste to jump in on a person’s thread and promote one’s own stuff. And this is the second time I’ve noticed Mr. Baker posting the same tune in the tab category as JMB had just posted just hours earlier.
I’m sorry Jack, but you come off sounding threatened and defensive. (lay off the cheap Scotch…)

May 18, 2022 - 9:56:50 AM

7667 posts since 8/30/2004

Chuck,
Please stop this right now. You're talking nonsense and you know it...Let this thing die a peaceful death...You spend your entire life on BHO so what kind of life do you really have?....J  p.s. I won't be responding back so don't even bother with your silliness... OH! I'm a Tequila Man, not Scotch...HA

Edited by - Jack Baker on 05/18/2022 10:07:43

May 18, 2022 - 10:05:47 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Buxton

Years ago I started to write a tab for the Martha White show version, but ran out of gas after transcribing through the banjo break. The sound was just too muddy to clearly make out what was being played, but I think I got the gist of what Earl was doing. He plays the song just a little bit differently in the TV show version: https://www.banjohangout.org/tab/browse.asp?m=detail&v=25406 .  Just amazing how fluid he was playing live.

I wish there was more of Earl's back-up transcribed, as I think it's every bit as brilliant as the breaks......


Hey there!! I supply backup breaks and tab for all of my tunes in the "Bluegrass Banjo" section of my youtube channel! Take a look! Thanks!

May 18, 2022 - 10:09:24 AM

1573 posts since 3/19/2008

quote:
Originally posted by FenderFred

Hi Ken, Not sure what your implying here.

You said "Scruggs said he would not have done this song again as it was the toughest one to arrange: "it did not lay out well on the banjo". "

And when challenged by Banjfoot "Can you tell me where he said that? (Did he say it to you or is it somewhere I can read?) Surprising quote to me."

You replied "I never had the privilege of speaking to Mr Scruggs. It is something I read  somewhere and I am sorry, I cannot refer you to the spot."

My only purpose in posting a link to Casey 's video was to show that it wasn't such a difficult tune to learn for an intermediate level student. 

As far as I can see no one is taking anything away from John Mark Batchelor excellent post. I'd be more than happy to take some lessons from him as well as others here I just don't like the thought of subscribing to Patreon. 

Nothing in Jack Baker 's post was disagreeable I think you are being a little over sensitive/protective Ken


Hey Fred! Hope all is well, Im the same way about going into sites I dont know about. Up to this point, Patreon has been a great service for me to use to put my stuff out there with. Whats good about it is its a monthly type thing so you could pay for a month and then decide not to do it and you can leave as easy as you signed up. I think thats the good thing about it. There is no weird contract. Hope to see ya down the road!

May 18, 2022 - 10:09:43 AM

7667 posts since 8/30/2004

Hi John,
Great. I'm glad you're supplying badly need backup as this site has very little of it...You sound fantastic and super clean....Jack  p.s. I tell many of my students to go to your Patreon site and that there are lots of goodies on your site....J

Edited by - Jack Baker on 05/18/2022 10:15:06

May 18, 2022 - 10:12:49 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by Jack Baker

Hi John,
Great. I'm glad you're supplying badly need backup as this site has very little of it...You sound fantastic and super clean....Jack


Hey! Thanks Jack!

May 18, 2022 - 10:13:26 AM
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quote:
Originally posted by From Greylock to Bean Blossom

John Mark Batchelor is a young musician of high world class level. He has played with the best in the world. He is also a young man making his way in the world and making a living & a career. To do so, he offers the much needed and requested service to the Hangout of  Top quality instruction.  He uses his world class talents to get people to come to his Pateron site https://www.patreon.com/bigredmusic/posts and for extremely minimal fees support him financially.  He gives freely as  he posts  songs here in both an up to speed version and a slowed down version. from these two versions alone, anyone should be able to lean the songs he is teaching. However if you join his Patreon group you will get not only tab for what he posts here but also the back up for the song in both the up to speed version and the slowed down version. And it is tabbed out as well.

My point in all  this is to say 2 things:

1. John Mark is offering a very fair and needed service at an extremely fair pricing and should be supported. The more we support him,the more he will support us. I can verify form personal experience that JMB is acceptable and responsive to BHO folks.

2 And maybe most importantly, I think it is in poor form (even if the intentions are pure) to come on John Marks thread and drift to other than what John Mark is doing in this thread..that means other artists and quite frankly other competitors in the market.

Please don't misunderstand, I loved Professor Baker's posting of the Scruggs interview. IMO that only heightens the interest and significance of what JMB offered in this thread.

Peace, Joy, &Love in all things 5. laugh

Ken

ps: for the record. I don't know JMB except for communicating with him here because of his posts.


I appreciate your kind words as always Ken!

May 18, 2022 - 10:34:09 AM

6603 posts since 10/13/2007

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Originally posted by FenderFred

Ken, It's not worth squabbling over. Get a life!


Have a great day. Hope your banjo always sounds sweet.

ken

May 18, 2022 - 10:47:53 AM
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Originally posted by John Mark Batchelor
quote:
Originally posted by FenderFred

Hi Ken, Not sure what your implying here.

You said "Scruggs said he would not have done this song again as it was the toughest one to arrange: "it did not lay out well on the banjo". "

And when challenged by Banjfoot "Can you tell me where he said that? (Did he say it to you or is it somewhere I can read?) Surprising quote to me."

You replied "I never had the privilege of speaking to Mr Scruggs. It is something I read  somewhere and I am sorry, I cannot refer you to the spot."

My only purpose in posting a link to Casey 's video was to show that it wasn't such a difficult tune to learn for an intermediate level student. 

As far as I can see no one is taking anything away from John Mark Batchelor excellent post. I'd be more than happy to take some lessons from him as well as others here I just don't like the thought of subscribing to Patreon. 

Nothing in Jack Baker 's post was disagreeable I think you are being a little over sensitive/protective Ken


Hey Fred! Hope all is well, Im the same way about going into sites I dont know about. Up to this point, Patreon has been a great service for me to use to put my stuff out there with. Whats good about it is its a monthly type thing so you could pay for a month and then decide not to do it and you can leave as easy as you signed up. I think thats the good thing about it. There is no weird contract. Hope to see ya down the road!


Sure John, I have life subscriptions with other teachers and have taken out short subscriptions with some others too. I also have a bunch of Books and DVDs that I have accumulated over the years. What I don't like about Patreon is it debits bank accounts directly. Eli Gilbert also uses Patreon I like a lot of the lessons he produces too. But I don't want to get locked in to making reoccurring payments. I am pleased Patreon works for you.  It's just not for me. 

I have been burned in the past by at least three so called teachers who used to regularly post here. Thankfully these sites have been shut down and have no refection on the great work you are doing to help new students. 

Good luck going forward

Edited by - FenderFred on 05/18/2022 10:49:01

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