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Weidt Book 1: Week 6

Week 6

Elfin Waltz (Banjo 2)

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With this week's addition to the practice list, I believe we will have covered the whole book. 

I finally printed a copy and bound it together with the first forty pages of Herbert J. Ellis, Ellis's Thorough School for the Five Stringed Banjo (London: John Alvey Turner, n.d). More about that later.

My plan is to spend this week working on the new material and then to take the next two weeks to…

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Posted by Cynthia Richardson on July 6, 2018 at 17:10

Weidt Book 1: Week 5

Week 5

Elfin Waltz (Banjo 1)

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I confess. I jumped ahead and started playing through Elfin Waltz this week, both parts, and I like it. It feels more musical than some of the other pieces and the second banjo part takes my fancy.

One challenge will be to follow the right hand fingering in the second part of measures 2 and 4. It's easy for me to move a string using middle-index, but it's much harder for me to do it using index-middle. I see…

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Posted by Cynthia Richardson on June 30, 2018 at 4:42 — 3 Comments

 

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William Miles - Toronto - student banjo music

"I've got Tab for "The Darkies Serenade" if anyone wants it (and C notation or A notation). Very easy student piece, could be played either stroke or guitar style. "Frogville Echoes" is on the list..."
6 hours ago
Joel Hooks commented on Jacqueline Blais's photo
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William Miles - Toronto - student banjo music

"I played Frogville at an ABF rally during the round robin.  It is not much of a performance piece but it is fun to play.  I play the B part "stroke style" or clawhammer style.  Thanks for sharing!"
9 hours ago
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Onion Rag : A Bermuda Essence

"This is also one of my favorite tunes. No problem powering thru. I have a hard time doing that though. My body just wants to stop when I screw up...and then recovering from that impulse simply adds more mistakes and the whole thing comes crashing…"
10 hours ago
david caron posted a video

Onion Rag : A Bermuda Essence

By one of my favourite composers, AJ Weidt. I love the build up during the trio. I decided to power through my mistakes. Why not?
13 hours ago
Jacqueline Blais posted photos
yesterday
Rob MacKillop replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Just Passing Through
"Ha, thanks, Marc. Good to hear from you, as always. Not sure if I care to to be associated with squeeze boxes...but they are easier to wear than a theorbo!"
yesterday
Joel Hooks replied to David Parkin's discussion Tuning for a six string banjo
"Hi David, What Jody wrote about the "tuning."  From various sources I have found that many (including Joe Morley) would tune the six string banjo exactly like the five with the 4th D 5th in C (Fred Van Eps did this too).  That…"
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to David Parkin's discussion Tuning for a six string banjo
"Six string banjo tuning and Daniels banjos have both been discussed several times on this site. For instance: http://classic-banjo.ning.com/profiles/blog/show?id=2667446%3ABlogPost%3A75611&commentId=2667446%3AComment%3A75701 you can find more…"
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to David Parkin's discussion Tuning for a six string banjo
"Five of the strings are tuned in the normal late 19th century way gCDGBD.  A lower bass string is also present. That is tuned to G or A. Sometimes the fourth string is "elevated" to D.   I have a Daniels banjo and I used to have…"
yesterday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion A La Georgia Jubilee (1899)...Carl Lexhoizt
"Hi Marc, good comments, I couldn't find any info about Lexhoizt, maybe some knowledge of his musical background may cast some light on this...Steve."
yesterday
David Parkin posted a discussion

Tuning for a six string banjo

I have a six string banjo made by Joe Daniels in London in 1888 and a five string short neck banjo he made about 1873, I also have a book of 30 songs that Joe arranged and wrote for banjo. The music contains low Gs, As, and Cs, what tuning would I…See More
yesterday
Trapdoor2 replied to Rob MacKillop's discussion Just Passing Through
"Hi Rob! Welcome back, if only for a moment. Once you've owned a banjo, you become permanently infected...no cure. The best defense is a good offence though. Keep that Dallas under your bed and visit it regularly. The only cure I know of is to…"
Friday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion A La Georgia Jubilee (1899)...Carl Lexhoizt
"Interesting! "Soap suds against the Fence" is sooooo close to the name of a common traditional fiddle-tune called "Soapsuds over the Fence" or "Throw the soap suds over the fence". Usually played in D maj...sounds…"
Friday
Trapdoor2 replied to david caron's discussion The Hazers, AJ Weidt
"I have to say, the computer does nothing to enhance the intro, it sounds like it stumbles. Human playing will always beat it out for 'feel'...and I haven't picked thru this one at all. Could easily be great after washing thru a brain…"
Friday
Trapdoor2 replied to david caron's discussion The Hazers, AJ Weidt
"LOL. You can always be like me and rise to being a negative example. "Don't be like that guy!" =8^0  ;-)"
Friday
david caron replied to david caron's discussion The Hazers, AJ Weidt
"We all would like to be "perfect", but, and perhaps I'm a bit odd in in that way, I like to hear small hiccups and so on in amateur, low fi recordings. Yours was fine btw"
Friday
Joel Hooks replied to david caron's discussion The Hazers, AJ Weidt
"In that case, please accept my apology for the recording, it was not motivating in any way."
Friday
david caron replied to david caron's discussion The Hazers, AJ Weidt
" I also prefer recordings because I find them to be a bit more motivating. Often times I can relate to the player or tell myself, "ah gee, he/she plays that other song quite well and I can almost play it, at that level, so I know that I…"
Friday
Joel Hooks replied to david caron's discussion The Hazers, AJ Weidt
"I was up later than usual, 11 for me. I don't know Marc, I like the published intro, it gives a slight hesitation at the end that builds excitement-- classic Weidt. I am likely over thinking but I think it is correct. That said, your…"
Friday
Trapdoor2 replied to david caron's discussion The Hazers, AJ Weidt
"I posted before 10pm local time (US CDT). I gots to have me sleep!"
Friday
 
 
 

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