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Little Billy Wilson. Humpback Mule. Mister Rabbit, Mister Rabbit. Otherwise, it is my arrangement. Learn something new every day Rain on the Water. The cascading notes remind me of falling water. Though Tony plays 3-finger picking, I play it clawhammer style. His grandmother frailed a banjo and Tony says his re-tuning the banjo to double C reminded him of what he heard her play when he was young.
Foggy Foggy Dew. Kitchen Girl. I added a bit of cello banjo accompaniment. Double File. I am playing banjo. The fiddle and guitar track is from the Centralia Parlor Pickers website. Tracks were combined using Audacity. Banjo is tuned aEAC E. Tab is also available on here on BHO. TOTW for 10 November For the old-time Tune of the Week, Nov. Dream Song. Sarah Armstrong came from a large family in southwestern Pennsylvania and learned fiddling at the age of 5.
Her favorite mentor was her Uncle Laney and her Dream Song came to her in a dream about him. She woke up and learned it. Samuel Bayard listened and transcribed many of her tunes in and You can see these transcriptions in an page book called Hill Country Tunes. For the old-time Tune of the Week, Vesta Johnson, Missouri fiddler, learned this from Cyril Stinnett who learned it form his father.
I find the title amusing. Marching Thru Georgia. Double C tuning and played on a tenor to 5 string conversion. Polecat's Den. I once had a polecat i. The tune is catchy, beginning on a IV chord, in this case a G chordal sound when the tune is in C. The band leader I worked with for 14 years played steel-pedal at one time and his love for Bob Wills showed. Winds of Shiloh. Fraley is one of my favorite fiddlers and this is one of his few original compositions.
Kentucky tune writers have often amazed me in the delicacy and musical beauty they create. BHO member Jim Reed comes to mind.
It resembles the familiar Buffalo Gals, but is definitely different. I put the two together so you can hear how they do go together well.
Banjo Enoch Dobson in standard A tuning. Sugar In My Coffee. Sandy River Belle. Wolves a Howlin' CH. The Wild Geese. This traditional air honors the Irish soldiers who left Ireland to fight for France. When the Chieftains recorded The Wild Geese they were picturing women singing on shore while the soldiers sailed off forevermore to fight elsewhere.
At the end of my recording listen for the geese flying off Blind Mary. Oklahoma Rooster.
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Colored Aristocracy. Gal I Left Behind Me. I got this from the Fuzzy Mountain String Band album. Reed did not have a name for this tune but he agreed that it sounded pretty close to the better known tune by the same name. I really like the quirky beginning of the A part on an Em.
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Darlin' Cora. Live gig. Just banjo and vocal. The banjo is a Gibson TB-3 Trapdoor conversion. Cousin Sally Brown. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.
Main article: List of banjo players. Vess Ossman — was a leading five-string banjoist whose career spanned the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Vess started playing banjo at the age of He was a popular recording artist, and in fact, one of the first recording artists ever , when audio recording first became commercially available. He formed various recording groups, his most popular being the Ossman-Dudley trio. Fred Van Eps — was a noted five-string player and banjo maker who learned to play from listening to cylinder recordings of Vess Ossman. He recorded for Edison's company, producing some of the earliest disk recordings, and also the earliest ragtime recordings in any medium other than player piano.
Eddie Peabody — was a great proponent of the plectrum banjo who performed for nearly five decades — and left a considerable legacy of recordings. He went on to develop new instruments, produce records, and appear in movies. Frank Lawes — , of the United Kingdom, developed a unique fingerstyle technique on the four-string plectrum instrument, and was a prolific composer of four-string banjo music, much of which is still performed and recorded today.
Harry Reser — , plectrum and tenor banjo, was regarded by some as the best tenor banjoist of the s. He wrote a large number of works for tenor banjo, as well as instructional material, authoring numerous banjo method books,  over a dozen other instrumental method books for guitar; ukulele; mandolin; etc.
Reser's accomplished single string and "chord melody" technique set a "high mark" that many subsequent tenor players endeavored — and still endeavor — to attain. Other important four-string performers were Mike Pingitore , who played tenor for the Paul Whiteman Orchestra through , and Roy Smeck , early radio and recording pioneer, author of many instructional books, and whose influential performances on many fretted instruments earned him the nickname "Wizard of the Strings", during his active years — Prominent tenor players of more recent vintage include Narvin Kimball d.
Notable four-string players currently active include ragtime and dixieland stylists Charlie Tagawa b.ijulasyfofaq.tk
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Jazz guitarist Howard Alden b. Cynthia Sayer b. Rock and country performer Winston Marshall b. Earl Scruggs — , whose career ranged from the end of World War II into the 21st century, is widely regarded as the father of the bluegrass style of banjo playing. Pete Seeger — , although perhaps most widely known as a singer-songwriter with folk group The Weavers , included five-string banjo among his instruments.
His method book How to Play the Five-String Banjo has been credited by thousands of banjoists, including prominent professionals, with sparking their interest in the instrument. He is also credited with inventing the long-neck banjo also known as the "Seeger Banjo" , which adds three lower frets to the five-string banjo's neck, and tunes the four main strings down by a minor third, to facilitate playing in singing keys more comfortable for some folk guitarists.
Among a long list of prominent five-string banjo pickers are Roy Clark ; Ben Eldridge b. He works extensively in both acoustic and electric media.
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