If there is anyone not currently working on a tune and has some time, I would very much appreciate it if you could have a look at the above tune that is in Dallas' Shilling Tutor and if possible, post a recording of it. Having memorized it, I'm now working it up but still find myself quite a way from getting to the tempo I want. It would be great to hear it played well. 

Kind regards, Ian.

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Someone might respond if you would show us the notation.

Hi Jody, I've downloaded the book from the tutor books section, but can't upload that single tune. 

Here's the music, I extracted it from the PDF of the tutor. I've also created an mp3 file of it, just for fun. It is running at 90bpm. Personally, I think the A part and the TRIO sound better a bit faster, say 108bpm. The B part seems more fun at 90bpm. There's no tempo markings, so you can do whatever you like. I don't think Herb will mind.

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Hi Marc, thank you for doing that and so quickly too. I really haven't a clue about tech stuff!!

That is about the tempo I'm going for and just have to tidy up some of the passages. It's not too bad on my ordinary banjo, but my zb is a lot less forgiving.

I really do like his compositions and there are a few great recordings of some on here. I hope to add a few more in the near future.

 Thanks. I played through the tune slowly.  I am in doubt about a C natural in the third part. It's the last note of the 2nd measure of the bottom line on page 2. It doesn't quite make sense to me.  Anyway I don't think I can give a better impression of how the tune should go up to speed with my stumbling reading than the MP3 file does.  Ian, do you still want to hear this on a real banjo rather than a virtual one?

Trapdoor2 said:

Here's the music, I extracted it from the PDF of the tutor. I've also created an mp3 file of it, just for fun. It is running at 90bpm. Personally, I think the A part and the TRIO sound better a bit faster, say 108bpm. The B part seems more fun at 90bpm. There's no tempo markings, so you can do whatever you like. I don't think Herb will mind.

These little tunes are very easy to input into the computer. Took me all of 15 minutes. A bit more to sort out the tab...but I didn't do that until I'd heard the tune and liked it. Like Jody, I'll give it a try but getting it up to speed would take some time...and I'm terrible at recording anything.

Jody, I don't know about that C. It sounds appropriate to me. It appears to be part/start of an arpeggio of the 3rd inversion of an Fmaj chord, which is repeated in full in the next sequence. 

IAN SALTER said:

Hi Marc, thank you for doing that and so quickly too. I really haven't a clue about tech stuff!!

That is about the tempo I'm going for and just have to tidy up some of the passages. It's not too bad on my ordinary banjo, but my zb is a lot less forgiving.

I really do like his compositions and there are a few great recordings of some on here. I hope to add a few more in the near future.

Jody, yes I would like to hear it on a banjo, at any tempo, but I know how difficult it is to be satisfied with a recording. I'm way past having trouble capturing my fiddle playing, but I'm still very much a beginner on the banjo.

I also don't find that C to be out of place. However, what did jump out on the MP3 is in the first measure of the B part, where the quavers are played  A - C/E  A - C/F.  On the page, I'm reading the F as an E, the same as in the fifth measure.

Yes. The original sheet music has a printing ambiguity in that first measure, last note...so I keyed it in as an F, not knowing if it was right. The fifth measure clearly shows it as an E. When I played it back, I preferred the sound of the F, so I left it in. Actually, if I were to work this up and play it, I would change that note in the fifth measure to F. I like the movement between the A-C/E (Am, the i chord) and the A-C/F (Fmaj, the VI).

IAN SALTER said:

I also don't find that C to be out of place. However, what did jump out on the MP3 is in the first measure of the B part, where the quavers are played  A - C/E  A - C/F.  On the page, I'm reading the F as an E, the same as in the fifth measure.

I agree that the F sounds better. The piano right hand notation makes it clear that E is intended.  

Trapdoor2 said:

Yes. The original sheet music has a printing ambiguity in that first measure, last note...so I keyed it in as an F, not knowing if it was right. The fifth measure clearly shows it as an E. When I played it back, I preferred the sound of the F, so I left it in. Actually, if I were to work this up and play it, I would change that note in the fifth measure to F. I like the movement between the A-C/E (Am, the i chord) and the A-C/F (Fmaj, the VI).

IAN SALTER said:

I also don't find that C to be out of place. However, what did jump out on the MP3 is in the first measure of the B part, where the quavers are played  A - C/E  A - C/F.  On the page, I'm reading the F as an E, the same as in the fifth measure.

I've occasionally been playing the C/E and adding an F as a grace note or playing C/E  D/F instead. I've also been playing measures 3 and 4 of the A part in 4th position, just as a fingering exercise.

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