My first public attempt at playing this Joe Morley classic.

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Comment by david caron on May 31, 2018 at 19:11

Sorry about the heavy sigh at the beginning. My prior attempt had been nearly perfect until I completely screwed up at the end.

Comment by david caron on May 31, 2018 at 19:11

Perfect, at least to me I mean...

Comment by Trapdoor2 on June 1, 2018 at 0:03

Nicely done!

I like to be more aggressive with the head-snap (I've had folks jump when I hit it) and of course, the thumb rasp at the end. Did you use your thumbnail on the rasp at the end?

Since this is obviously a 'fun' piece, I like to over-emphasize the notes on the beat, which gives it a more jaunty flavor. I also try to play the repeats as an 'echo dynamic' (first time thru loud, second time thru softly, as if it were an echo coming back).

Once you have it down, it is a crowd pleaser. Everybody loves it! Bravo!

Comment by david caron on June 1, 2018 at 0:05

I have problems with my thumb nails. They don't really grow out well, so I have to rely on the flesh. But thanks. I like this one a lot. 

Comment by Trapdoor2 on June 2, 2018 at 16:10

I'm just the opposite. Tough thumbnails, wimpy fingernails. No worries! Keep up the good work.

Comment by thereallyniceman on June 2, 2018 at 16:33

Just darned EXCELLENT.

I am also very impressed that after that sigh you can hold your breath for the whole piece ;-))

You MUST be putting in a lot of practice...   Encore.

***** from me

Comment by david caron on June 2, 2018 at 18:43

Thanks. You guys have turned me onto classic banjo to the point that I have decided to invest and upgrade my current banjo, a Deering Americana. I'm planning on buying the Eastman White Ladye banjo. To me classic banjo is no longer a curiosity, but the style of a banjo that I most prefer. I'm hoping that this will become my forever "go to" instrument

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