Composition by Herbert J. Ellis (1865-1903).

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Comment by Paul Draper on March 15, 2018 at 19:30

Still kind of sticky, but better than the ones I didn't post...

Comment by Joel Hooks on March 17, 2018 at 18:55

That is great Paul!  I'll read through the 2nd a dozen times and we can play this at the rally!

Comment by Paul Draper on March 17, 2018 at 19:58

Thanks Joel. I'm really looking forward to the rally -  it's gonna be a good one!

Comment by carrie horgan on March 18, 2018 at 10:11

Well played, Paul.  It's a difficult one for me to play cleanly - a finger tangler.

Comment by Paul Draper on March 18, 2018 at 12:19

Thanks Carrie.  For me also... esp. those little runs

Comment by Jody Stecher on March 18, 2018 at 16:16

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!

Comment by Paul Draper on March 18, 2018 at 18:18

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!)

Comment by Paul Draper on March 18, 2018 at 18:20

Oops-  "my right hand" (apparently coffee isn't the answer...)

Comment by Jody Stecher on March 18, 2018 at 19:20

A case can be made that a roll produces a run. But which rolls (or runs)  are the little ones?

Comment by Paul Draper on March 19, 2018 at 0:57

Speaking figuratively. I didn't have any one in particular in mind. They are all equally daunting to me. 

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