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Composition by Herbert J. Ellis (1865-1903).
Still kind of sticky, but better than the ones I didn't post...
That is great Paul! I'll read through the 2nd a dozen times and we can play this at the rally!
Thanks Joel. I'm really looking forward to the rally - it's gonna be a good one!
Well played, Paul. It's a difficult one for me to play cleanly - a finger tangler.
Thanks Carrie. For me also... esp. those little runs
What little runs do you mean? As a banjo teacher I am intrigued. What is presenting difficulty? The left hand is mostly chord positions with the occasional "snap"/ "pull-off". The right hand is entirely forward roll, reverse roll, and forward reverse roll, to use bluegrass parlance. What I mean is that there is no "jumping" between fingers. It goes from Thumb to Index to Middle or the reverse. There are also some three note descending passages played entirely with the thumb in the third part. Are those the "little runs"? With the left hand mostly confined to chord positions and the right hand playing mostly simple basic patterns, the only difficulty I see, aside from remembering to breathe during the finale, is for the mind to remember it all. I want to be a better teacher. Paul, what little runs are problematic and how/why? Carrie, which fingers are getting tangled, and where? Thank you!
Hi Jody - thanks for your comments. I misspoke... I meant the rolls (I should never type before coffee...) in theory they aren't too difficult, but they are still rather new to me, so getting my right to cooperate consistently is an ongoing challenge. Anyway, thanks again for the comments, I really appreciate them! (and I was definitely holding my breath during the finale!)
Oops- "my right hand" (apparently coffee isn't the answer...)
A case can be made that a roll produces a run. But which rolls (or runs) are the little ones?
Speaking figuratively. I didn't have any one in particular in mind. They are all equally daunting to me.
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