Oh! Susanna

June 3, 2008 8:51 PM

Classical banjo and fingerstyle guitar arrangement of the Stephen Foster tune.

Banjo tuning is gCGCD; Guitar is in standard tuning, capo on V. Recorded with two Samson C02 pencil condensers and a Behringer B1.

posted by The White Hat (10 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Gorgeous. Are there some banjo overdubs in there as well?
posted by Jofus at 1:48 AM on June 4, 2008

Really pretty, thank you. Are those harmonics on the guitar or the banjo?

Is the flash player messed up on this song for anyone else? It gives the song one second of time to every several. Not a big deal, just wondering.
posted by Corduroy at 3:06 AM on June 4, 2008

Very nice. Thanks for this.
posted by uncleozzy at 7:02 AM on June 4, 2008

Wow, I've never heard this song sound so damn good!

(yea, Corduroy--but I wouldn't have noticed without your mentioning it!)

posted by snsranch at 5:55 PM on June 4, 2008

Jofus - the banjo was all done in one take/one track, as was the guitar.
Corduroy - The harmonics you hear at the end are on the banjo; the guitar is being brushed softly with the pads of my first three fingers.

All - thanks for the kind words.
posted by The White Hat at 3:54 PM on June 5, 2008

Gives me the shivers, it does. You've turned what was for me a fairly nice but sorta boring classic tune into a truly gorgeous piece of music.
posted by ORthey at 12:22 PM on June 6, 2008

That is the slowest banjo tune I've ever enjoyed.

posted by ErWenn at 7:14 AM on June 7, 2008

Very nice job!
posted by Sticherbeast at 4:07 PM on June 14, 2008

Fantastic, beautiful, brilliant.
posted by Pallas Athena at 7:27 AM on June 15, 2008

I'm starting to go back and pick through these older music posts of yours after listening to your most recent banjo piece, "Chiefest Microns." I'm glad I did; you're really fantastic, thanks for sharing your music.
posted by empyrean at 11:13 PM on October 28, 2008

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