A.k.a The White Coons Polka March.
This is meant to played 'Allegro'! Keep missing the harmonics but will keep practicing...

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Comment by Trapdoor2 on February 2, 2019 at 14:06

Well done, Carrie! Your confidence in playing is showing up nicely.


Comment by Joel Hooks on February 2, 2019 at 16:04

Darn Straight!  Harmonics sound pretty good to me. and tone is excellent with strong bass.

Comment by Pär Engstrand on February 3, 2019 at 0:41

Nice! I agree with Joel, the harmonics sound fine.

I hope you don't take this as negative critisism, because it isn't, just an obesrvation. When you go back to the A part after playing the B part, it comes thru to me, as if you skip a beat. Maybe it's just how I hear it, cause I don't know the music or maybe it was just a one time thing, due to the recording of a video. I just know from myself that those kind of things often happen to me.

Comment by Richard William Ineson on February 3, 2019 at 7:56

A jolly tune that we don't hear very much these days, nice playing and the banjo tone is really good. Sam Payne's SSS 'Universal Favourite' came up for sale on Ebay a few years ago, it made £95.00 so somebody got a good buy.

Comment by carrie horgan on February 3, 2019 at 8:14

Thanks for the comments.  That's probably true Par - it's easy to get lose pace when playing a tune with different repeats.  It's a good one for practicing alternate fingering and slides.

I originally heard this tune on a cd of Ray Andrew's recordings.  He plays it brilliantly with another player accompanying him on bones.  

Can't believe I missed the SSS banjo for £95.00.  Bargain!

Comment by Richard William Ineson on February 3, 2019 at 11:27

The SSS came up whilst I was away from home on holiday.  Another one that got away was more recent and was a Weaver which appeared in a local, to me, saleroom, it was in good condition and had the initials 'JM' on the case. I'm on one of those notification sites but I didn't get notified as the catalogue had it listed as a 'four and a half string banjo by Alfred Weaver'. As that old blues man John Lee Hooker said, 'If I hadn't had bad luck I wouldn't have had any kind of luck at all'.

Comment by Rob MacKillop on April 6, 2019 at 9:44

I know that emotion when the last note is played. I was with you all the way. Well done. By the way, you didn't miss a beat, you just did a rallentando. That's fine by me, though some don't like such things in marches. I wouldn't have you play it any other way. Great stuff. 

Comment by carrie horgan on April 6, 2019 at 17:46

Well, of course, the rallentando was intentional!  Thanks Rob - that means a lot coming from such a fine player as you!

Comment by Rob MacKillop on April 6, 2019 at 20:52

Cheers, Carrie. I like your playing. 

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