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Nice performance! I really enjoyed it, Julian
Very good Julian. You are a great player and Kansas Jig is a great tune and one of my favourites.
If you get chance to try out a set of nylons strings, give it a go to get closer to the true Classic sound.
How's the notation reading coming on as TAB will hold you back as there is still a restricted number of pieces available? Clifford Essex Music Co have quite a list of CB tunes that do have TAB, if you have not checked them out:
ps. Thanks for the kind comments on my Youtube struggles :-)
bravo ; bienvenue au club
Well done! I really like Kansas Jig, it's one of the best minor jigs out there. It's a very interesting genre and very different from the kind of music people usually associate with the banjo nowadays.
Well done! That's a fun tune to play...and there are a bunch out there in a similar vein. You're gonna have fun exploring!
Thanks for the comments chaps. I really enjoyed learning this tune. For some reason it has been the easiest tune ive ever learned. Almost seemed intuitive ! I would be grateful if anyone can suggest similar melodies? I would like to have a go at Georgia Grind after looking at Ians video of it, its a nice tune. I also like a tune that i have heard Chris Sands playing, im not sure exactly what its called because when the video starts he has already spoken half of the first word ( Ian, keep ya finger off the delete button, wont repeat my faux pas hahahahhaha !!! ) but i think its called something like Bows?Holiday. I think im gonna take the plunge tomorrow and nip out or some nylon strings seeing as though i seem to be well and truly on the Classic road.
Ian, im ashamed to say that im having far too much fun to study !! But i agree with you in that i will eventually exhaust the "tab" library. Its on my list of things to do !!
You'll find lots of similar melodies in minor jigs and some walkarounds. Boston walkaround and Georgia Walkaround by Joe Morley are two very nice minor tunes. "Shuffle Along", also by the big M, is another great one.
The song you heard Chris play would be Jazzbo's Holiday. It's a great tune, but a word to the wise -- the Copyright Holding Powers That Be do not look kindly upon those who play Tarrant Bailey Junior's (Praised Be His Banjo) stuff. The site even got in trouble for reproducing a couple bars of music from an exercise by TBj!
Thanks for warning Mike, ive already had the heads up from thereallyniceman!!! Ill check-out the titles you mentioned, thanks.
Another tune i like is Lazy Rhythm for Plectrum Banjo by Bert Bassett. My favorite version is played by Rob Mackillop, its on utube. A beauty !!
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