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"Chromatic Polka"
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Andy Alexis Sep 4, 2015.

Strings for a Stewart Banjeaurine
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Patrick Garner May 5, 2015.

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Andy Alexis replied to Andy Alexis's discussion "Chromatic Polka"
"You guys are all pretty amazing..."
Sep 4, 2015
Trapdoor2 replied to Andy Alexis's discussion "Chromatic Polka"
"I just listened to 'Black Bess'...sister tunes, for sure. I wonder which was the inspiration for which? They have very similar motifs in the A and C sections (and ending). I think 'Cromartie' has the edge in the…"
Sep 4, 2015
thereallyniceman replied to Andy Alexis's discussion "Chromatic Polka"
"Marc has kindly sent me a cleaned up copy of the 1st banjo notation and Tablature for "Cromartie". I have added the full score with piano part to the MUSIC LIBRARY Here is Marc's midi: CROMARTIE POLKA MARCH"
Sep 4, 2015
Jody Stecher replied to Andy Alexis's discussion "Chromatic Polka"
"thanks for that, Marc. Unfortunately the same thing happens : loading without end. Oh well, I can play the midi then. Nope. My computer decided it was music score file. attached is the best part! I eventually did get the midi to play. The tune…"
Sep 4, 2015
Trapdoor2 replied to Andy Alexis's discussion "Chromatic Polka"
"Pooh...I forgot to upload the original banjo player Mp3 for those of you who could not properly access it. Here 'tis."
Sep 4, 2015
Trapdoor2 replied to Andy Alexis's discussion "Chromatic Polka"
"No doubt it was misheard. This is a neat little piece, quite easy and heavy on the 5th string. I'll send it all in for Ian to put in the library...but here's the MIDI."
Sep 4, 2015
Jody Stecher replied to Andy Alexis's discussion "Chromatic Polka"
"Any chance that Cromartie was misheard as "Chromatic"?"
Sep 4, 2015
Andy Alexis replied to Andy Alexis's discussion "Chromatic Polka"
"I had to download the M3U, open it as a text file, copy the URL of the MP3, paste it into the browser location bar.  That does, however, allow one to save the MP3 for later hearing."
Sep 3, 2015
Andy Alexis replied to Andy Alexis's discussion "Chromatic Polka"
"That would make sense; "Cromartie" is a Scottish name, I think, and Northumbria is close to Scotland.  But of course, Senegambian Revels doesn't come from Senegambia though. "
Sep 3, 2015
Trapdoor2 replied to Andy Alexis's discussion "Chromatic Polka"
"Ok, I've started Tabbing out "The Cromartie Polka-March" and can confirm that it is indeed it. I'll post a MIDI as soon as I'm done."
Sep 3, 2015
Steve Harrison replied to Andy Alexis's discussion "Chromatic Polka"
"I think it sounds very similar to Black Bess...good tune though..Steve."
Sep 3, 2015
Trapdoor2 replied to Andy Alexis's discussion "Chromatic Polka"
"I got it to play...short answer: Yes, it is fingerstyle "classic" banjo...and it does ring familiar."
Sep 3, 2015
Jody Stecher replied to Andy Alexis's discussion "Chromatic Polka"
"the file will not play. it seems to be perpetually loading. is there another doorway to the recording?"
Sep 3, 2015
Andy Alexis posted a discussion

"Chromatic Polka"

I was just browsing Northumbrian music;  I ran across this; clearly it is a classic banjo piece.     Perhaps someone recognizes it? http://www.folknortheast.com/archive/detail.asp?id=W0003003Andy AlexisSacramento, CA.See More
Sep 3, 2015
Andy Alexis replied to thereallyniceman's discussion The Works of Joe Morley... NEW to Classic Banjo Ning
"I think I'm being dense here; I see the PDFs and the JPGs, but I see no audio files?  "
May 13, 2015
Patrick Garner replied to Andy Alexis's discussion Strings for a Stewart Banjeaurine
"Kudos to Joel Hooks, with whom I met this last weekend. Marvelous musician and very much a natural entertainer. Turns out (whew) that my SSS is fine as is. A few tweaks and a couple of recommendations from Mr Hooks, and all is well. And my…"
May 5, 2015

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