"I loved Dave Hum playing this all those years ago, I loved Bill Ball playing it many many years ago and loved you playing this very difficult piece. I just wish that I could play it half as well !!!!"
"For what it's worth, here in the USA I have played for Schottische dancing. The repertoire was tunes that were thought to be intended for dancing the schottische, had names that sometimes included the word "schottische" and sometimes…"
"Hmmm. I would like to see references that state Harmonics are a prerequisite for a "Schottische". These are dance tunes, coming from the polka, etc. The music to be played for this dance is simply called a 'schottische'...and can…"
"With our classic banjo canon there is "for use" music and concert solos. "For use" would be a lot of the generic pieces, particularly published in the US between 1879 and 1900. These are the basic sort of polkas,…"
"I don't think I was saying that the dance called the Schottische doesn't exist - they were once very popular, I have played them, the literature is full of it, and not a few PhD theses on the subject are available online, any time you are…"
"I don’t know Tony, pieces that carry “Schottische” in the title (or subtitle) follow a pretty clear form and harmonics rarely have anything to do with it,
In late 19th century American publications I would guess conservatively that…"
"Thank you RNM!
And Tony, thanks for sharing your knowledge. I deleted the Schottische dance-thing.
To me this old music is really new, so I better not claim things until I know what |I'm talking about- you made me a little wiser now! "
"Another gem of a classic banjo classic! Well done! Just one point: I don’t think this is a
Schottische as such. The Schottische does exist as a dance in many countries, though from my researches I could not find that they had much in common…"
"First Class playing!
Look all you bluegrass pickers, you CAN play "Classic Style" on your banjo using fingerpicks and a bit of practice, and there is an endless supply of FREE music on here for you.
Thank you Anurakt."