Banjo Thursday 1

Chip Withrow's picture

Banjo Thursday 1



Liner Notes: 

Yesterday, as a light rain fell, I went out onto the covered porch and had a productive late afternoon - one vocal/guitar and two guitar backing tracks recorded.
Today I added banjo to the guitar tracks, and I used all three picks for both - usually when I record I use just the thumb pick. This one is jangly, mainly picked arpeggios.

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


Kevin Emmrich's picture

I love that you are using 50/90 to re-establish your banjo picking. I also have Tony Trishka Essential banjo practice techniques on DVD and I broke that out the other day. I didn't do anything just yet, just watched. I might try and do the forward roll practice part soon. I discovered that I am using 4 fingers to pick (like a guitar). I will have to switch to three fingers to do the exercises, though -- can't hurt. I want to do a few more banjo tune, but I've run out of what I can do (ha, ha).

Nice sounding little tune!

Deaf Steever's picture

Very nice tune. Something about a banjo's sound just feels so good! Love the rhythm and banjo melodies. It's my first day of vacation and I'm just sitting at my back yard patio enjoying a big ol' can of German beer - this song suits the mood perfectly. Smile

johnstaples's picture

Dang Chip, this is really beautiful!! That guitar you start out with is a really sweet strum! And the banjo is beautiful! Such a lovely new tune!

Fuzzy's picture

Great back porch feel to this.
Love the ambient noises.
Yeah, so nice!

tsunamidaily's picture

love the noises from the porch. the banjo seems to tell a story in its conversational tone. very inviting and friendly little ditty. i can almost hear a creek and some canoers far around the bend... (faint strains of "dueling banjos" as i say this.) thanks for sharing.

izaak's picture

I like the patience of the two chords--- how things take their time exploring before giving us the resolution chord. The little run up to the root in the guitar part is the kind of touch I love--- like at 1:59 it happens twice--- I heard it earlier on two. Great little ditty, kind of a swing or shuffle feel to it.