All Alone - Alfred D. Cammeyer - 1932

Comment by thereallyniceman on March 3, 2020 at 14:10

A truly delightful playing and video. Thank you for posting. Old Alfred certainly knew how to write tunes to bring a tear to the eye. 

Your zither banjo and piano sound so nice together.

Comment by carrie horgan on March 3, 2020 at 16:39

Beautiful - lovely to hear this piece with piano accompaniment.  

Comment by German David Patarroyo on March 3, 2020 at 21:10

Loved it!!!

Comment by Pär Engstrand on March 3, 2020 at 22:25

Excellent! Really lovely.

My room mate, sitting across the room looked up when I played your video and said: "that sounds so nice. So legato". Well, there you have it. From someone who's not a banjo addict.

I actually also tried to record this piece a couple of days ago but was not happy with the result. Maybe I'll have another go... I play it quite different from you. And without the accompaniment, unfortunately. It's really nice to hear that too. Really makes the piece complete.

Thanks for posting!

Comment by Pip on March 4, 2020 at 2:16

@thereallyniceman  - Thanks Ian ... and thank you for all the work you do for this website. A pleasure posting here.

@carrie horgan - Thanks Carrie - There is also the 2nd banjo part, but not enough time to learn that as well :)

@German David Patarroyo - Thanks so much :)

@Pär Engstrand - Thank you ...legato is high praise ... still don't feel like I am there yet :)  I would love to hear your interpretation of this. I think the piano really fills out the sparseness of the 2nd half of the piece.  

Comment by TONY BRYAN on March 6, 2020 at 11:08

Really super!  It's a shame so few people know that the banjo can be as expressive as this.  I am also envious that you can coordinate the tempo changes so perfectly with your accompanist - that takes more effort than learning to play the solo.

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