Tyro Mazurka and Ragtime Episode by Paul Cadwell

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Comment by thereallyniceman on July 7, 2023 at 17:31

Rarely mentioned but what a superb Classic Style player Paul Cadwell was!! 

I just love the true "Classic Style" sound he gets from his banjo. He even makes Ragtime Episode sound good, and I have never really liked that tune.


Comment by Joel Hooks on July 11, 2023 at 15:58

I find it interesting that he holds the banjo between his thighs, something that goes against the orthodox playing of his teacher FVE (and the rest of the crew he ran with).

I find myself using this playing position along with a Spanish guitar foot rest (a copy of the CE from the 1960s-- or the original I have-- thank to Thereallyniceman).

Anyone care to write out what he is playing on the trio?  I'm not good enough to figure it out.

Comment by Sam Harris on July 11, 2023 at 16:48

Aaron showed that part to me a while ago - I can try and write it out if I remember it.

Comment by Jody Stecher on July 11, 2023 at 16:53

That position is good for people with long arms. It's impossible for me so I keep the banjo on my right leg just above the knee.

Comment by Sam Harris on July 11, 2023 at 17:26

Here's my very rough transcription of the ending


Comment by Joel Hooks on July 11, 2023 at 17:50

Thanks Sam!  I'll play with this tonight!!

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