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A.k.a The White Coons Polka March.
This is meant to played 'Allegro'! Keep missing the harmonics but will keep practicing...
Well done, Carrie! Your confidence in playing is showing up nicely.
Darn Straight! Harmonics sound pretty good to me. and tone is excellent with strong bass.
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.
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.
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!
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'.
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