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Valley Green Polka ( Thos J Armstrong) played on Clifford Essex Regal banjo by Jody Stecher.
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There was talk here recently about Thomas J Armstrong. Here's a fair to middlin' rendition of one of his banjo compositions, "Valley Green Polka". This was published in 1896 by S.S. Stewart. It's a simple tune musically but technically not-so-very-easy. I deliberately am handling the repeated notes on the first string in the "trio" F major part in different ways, just to see what works best. I'll post the dots soon.
C E Regal.... oooohh I want one!
Very nice Jody. It is quite a while since we saw a video from you and this is better than "fair to middlin'". Very good indeed, as we would expect from you.
Thank you for posting!
that is a nice tune .Lush banjo to , i had stars in my eyes. By the way Jody is that your transcribe in the acoustic mag .
I have now uploaded the score of "Valley Green Polka" to the MUSIC LIBRARY for free download.
Thanks, Ian and Alan. Alan, I don't understand the question so for now I guess the answer is "maybe".
I was in smiths the other day to buy the acoustic guitar mag but realized i had no money on me , but i glanced in the mag anyway . The guitar tune i think was called little willy .
I made some guitar videos for Acoustic Guitar magazine last year or maybe the year before. Little Willie, a traditional song, was one of them. Maybe in the latest issue they published the dots and/or a tab of my guitar solos or the accompaniment to the singing. I wasn't aware of it.
Such a pretty tune. Never thought I'd say this but I may be on my way to appreciating the polka!
Leslie: just wait till we get to Cupid's Arrow, a "concert polka", whatever that is. Everyone else: Leslie is my banjo student.
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