a tune originally written for tenor banjo by A.J Weidt, my favourite composer for the banjo. Got dizzy fingers towards the end...last tune on the Griffin bef...

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Comment by Steve Harrison on August 3, 2020 at 7:53

Hi Carrie, what a delightful tune and very well played, I concur with your opinion about A.J.Weidt. I've managed to find a tenor banjo score for this and I'll definitely be testing my fingers with it over the next few days.....Steve.  

Comment by carrie horgan on August 3, 2020 at 9:56

Thanks Steve.  It's easier on the tenor.  I based my version on a plectrum arrangement by Jimmie Edwards - my scanner is not connecting to my computer at the moment but will try and upload later.

There is an arrangement of 'Me Melican Man' in the latest BMG which I may try next. 

Comment by Trapdoor2 on August 4, 2020 at 19:45

Nicely done, Carrie!

I've been working on "Montclair Galop" for seemingly ages. I have dozens of Weidt tunes in my playing list but have never really gotten any of them worked up properly...I need to just stop on one and get it done.

Comment by carrie horgan on August 5, 2020 at 7:24

Thanks Marc.  Yes, there are a few tunes that I seem to slug away at intermittently but never quite 'commit' to.  I look forward to hearing 'Montclair Galop'.  Great name!

Comment by Richard William Ineson on August 5, 2020 at 10:59

I've never played this one, it's a good tune so I'll have look at it.

Comment by Joel Hooks on August 5, 2020 at 12:59

Very nice Carrie!  Thank you for sharing!!

I seem to remember reading an article (perhaps more than one) in some magazine (not sure which) on how to arrange tenor music for 5 string.

I enjoy Weidt's work.  He had a pretty corny sense of humor in his articles for the Cadenza.  His 5 string compositions tend to sound "full" when played solo. 

Comment by carrie horgan on August 5, 2020 at 17:23

Thanks Richard and Joel.  I think the reason why AJ Weidt appeals to me is his tunes are are very syncopated and 'raggy' and relatively easy to play (am still blown away by Aaron Jonah Lewis's album of Morley pieces - phew!) 

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