Foggy thinking on dating

This week we will continue working on both up the neck and back-up, using the classic Flatt & Scruggs bluegrass rendition of the old country ragtime song Salty Dog Blues.

The revised TEF file also includes som new right hand rhythm patterns for use with the closed chord positions.

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The first MP3 is the original 1939 Columbia recording of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, which was strictly an instrumental. The second MP3 is a recording I made of an outdoor jam session I participated in at the Clifftop Appalachian Music Festival in July, 2008. The first Soldiers Joy MP3 is the classic clawhammer/bluegrass banjo duet recorded by Earl Scruggs and John Mc Euen on the groundbreaking album. You Tube offers up a classic 1929 recording of one of the first country string bands, Gid Tanner and the Skillet Lickers, playing Soldier's Joy, and singing the lyrics (such as they are). My banjo wasn't 100% in tune, and there is a lot of background noise, but it still puts across the tune pretty well.

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