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Sugar Cane Dance
June 30, 2013
An elegantly arranged banjo piece composed by Frank B. Converse for his 1886 Analytical Banjo Method.
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What a sweet tune. And well-played, although I say that as someone who knows precisely zip about banjo technique! It sounds lovely to my unrefined ear :)
on July 1, 2013
I love this. Is this a gourd with nylgut strings? Tell us about your banjo! I love the BWONG sound of the low fourth string and how these stroke-style tunes like to land on it at the end. You nail the rhythm too - all those triplets make it really interesting.
This is awesome and I hope you record more.
on July 3, 2013
Oh, thanks fritley! Yeah, that fourth string has a little bit of a buzz that I haven't chased down yet; I find fourth strings in general to be squirrely by virtue of being tuned so low for this music to begin with.
This was played on
this tackhead banjo
, which was made for me by Jeff Menzies. The rim is actually 3-ply laminated maple, which is not technically "period accurate"... but then neither is the figural peghead! The strings are nylgut.
on July 4, 2013
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