"Hi Marc, if you read the lyrics of the song and the text on the score then the last section is intended as a dance at the end of all the action. As a piece of musical theatre, I suppose it makes sense. As it was on the score, I included it…"
"Interesting little tune...you're right, pleasant and not too hard. That last section is a bit odd to me...sounds like it doesn't belong to the tune somehow. Perhaps it was intended to segue into something else in the musical..."
"Don't forget classicbanjo.com. The music section has many pieces in it along with MIDI recordings of the piece. The tutors section has many instructors and song books with easy to play pieces, all free."
It is good to see you here. Your Classic Style playing and videos have inspired me over the last few years. You and a Canoe, At Sunset and Red Hot Shivers are particular favourites.
Enjoy you time here!
"Thanks guys and for Marc, merci bien.
They are asking £450 for the Jedson and the Premier didn't meet the reserve price despite a bid of £350. Both prices seem high to me but I do like the look of the Jedson!
"Mara, The discussion revolved around scales and can be found here:
Alternate Fingering and Scales
You are correct that you often have to think backwards from where, for example, your thumb may land on a particular note. It is all about trying to…"
"Mara, I play thumb lead old time and bluegrass banjo as well. Have done so for over 50 years. Classic banjo technique is not so very different. In all cases one needs to think (with the fingers) phrase-wise, rather than measure-wise.
Thank you for the detailed explanation. It seems like one almost needs to work backwards to figure out what the most efficient fingering will be.
It's probably a good idea that I look for songs which have the right hand also annotated…"
"Jedsons were always regarded as "low grade" banjos. I never really liked them.
The one from Findajo is fitted with what appears to be a modern Presto tailpiece...these tailpieces are fine for steel strings but EAT nylon strings. I would…"