Month: July 2012

Grasshopper Sitting on a Sweet Potato Vine

Dan Levenson’s version from Old-Time Festival Tunes: Download: Compressed MusicXML Banjo tab for Dan Levenson’s basic arrangement: Download: TablEdit (tef) Videos: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKFC45JWg7o

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Too Young To Marry

Also known as: Sweet Sixteen, My Love is But a Lass, My Love is But a Lassie Yet Dan Levenson’s version from Old-Time Festival Tunes: Download: Compressed MusicXML Banjo tab for Dan Levenson’s basic arrangement: Download: TablEdit (tef) Videos: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1uLnLqmfwU

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Johnny Don’t Get Drunk

This is Tony Mates’ version from the Tractor Tavern book: Download: Compressed MusicXML Here’s Dan Levenson’s version from Old-Time Festival Tunes: Download: Compressed MusicXML Banjo tab for Dan Levenson’s basic arrangement: Download: TablEdit (tef) Some videos: Fiddle: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XINdEfKfsb4 Banjo: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKXJdaUpsVM

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Slow Jam, July 21, 2012

It’s the first Slower Than Dirt Beginner Jam! We have the meeting room at the Lake City branch of the Seattle Public Library from 1pm to 4pm on July 21st, 2012. That sounds like a long time, and it is,

Slowing music down

There are a number of utilities to help you learn music from recordings by slowing them down while maintaining the pitch. The one I’ve been using recently is Anytune, an iPad app. The free version has degraded audio quality after

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Old-Time Festival Tunes

Old-Time Festival Tunes, by Dan Levenson This two-volume set is available for clawhammer banjo in one volume and fiddle/mandolin in the other. Both books contain the same repertoire of 117 tunes, in a “basic” and “advanced” arrangement in standard notation

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