- May 12th, 2013
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Grew up with this tune and thought a banjo version would be a giggle
So it appears that pirate-metal arrangements of sea shanties also works well when performed by an old guy with a banjo. This is basically just G, D7/D and C with a plethora of sliding and phantom hammer ons. Tuning, as ever, is open G.
Happy New Year, all! This is my own arrangement of an old mountain dulcimer tune. It still needs a bit of practice, but the fundamentals are all in there.
This is an interesting one as it’s my first attempt at a song with drop-thumbing in it. The dropped thumb is in the third of every four measures and gives the run a nice rippling sound.
Six months ago today I picked up a banjo for the first time and fumbled my way through Oh Susannah. I thought it would be an appropriate tune to mark my half-year banjo-birthday It’s been the best six months of my musical life so far – I’ve had so much joy falling in love with this wonderful versatile instrument.
Been learning a lot of stuff in G-modal and C-modal tunings of late. A lot of really fast, really complicated, and really difficult things. It gets tiring. So, I thought I’d drop back into open G tuning and just try and do something simple. I think, sometimes, you need to put the complexity aside and just reconnect with the music.
As an aside, I’ve recently bought a copy of Tabedit and used this simple song as a way to learn the interface. If you want to try the tune yourself, you can download the tablature here.
Still getting to grips with this one but it’s a nice cheerful song.
This is fast becoming my “Cheering up” tune. I like. Going to be trying a bit of standard C tuning (gCGBD) soon, then after that I’ll be into some dorian modal stuff in G-modal (mountain minor)(gDGCD). Exciting times!