Hi Jim, and thanks! I am tuned DAD, and this tune is called "Shaving a Dead Man" (a popular banjo tune).
Great sound and technique! What is the name of the tune? Are you tuned Dad?
I am wanting to start concentrating on banjo tunes and am picking and strumming with three fingers.
Jim at GCreek
Thanks Bess and Ariane! You are much appreciated!
Wonderful! You really make that instrument rock!
I like it very much, John!
Lisa, that's awesome! I have a few survivors from my childhood, but antique malls and flea markets have helped to replace some long-gone items over the years.
I actually have my own piglet in my office, near me when I play music by myself. By some miracle and a kind family friend, I was reunited with my long lost stuffed Piglet that I used to love and play with some 55+ years ago. Sadly, my original Kanga and Pooh were not saved. But i have my Piglet!
Piglet is a big help! Thanks Dusty!
With Piglet right there playing alongide you! Looks (and sounds) like fun, John.
Thanks Cindy! This instrument is a joy to play!
Well - I hope you had as much fun playing as I did listening
Thanks so much! That was certainly a goal (the successful banjo sound). It's just nice to have fun!
Those quick hammer-on/take-offs you are doing have a way of suggesting the characteristic thumb string rhythm of the 5-string banjo... making this more of a successful 'banjo' sound than I typically see from banjo/dulcimer playing. Good job John, fun to hear!