Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Flint hill special

  1. #1
    Registered User Jessbusenitz's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Ks
    Posts
    192

    Default Flint hill special

    Ok, I've looked for mando tabs, and can't come up with a thing. Anybody got some?

  2. #2
    Registered User swampstomper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Enschede, the Netherlands
    Posts
    1,855

    Default Re: Flint hill special

    Well, since there is no mando on "Foggy Mountain Banjo" (only Earl, Paul Warren and Josh trade solos) there is nothing to note or tab. You'd have to work it out by ear. In G.

  3. #3
    Registered User Ivan Kelsall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Manchester - Lancashire - NW England
    Posts
    8,609

    Default Re: Flint hill special

    Although there could be some TAB worked out by other players who've wished to play 'Flinthill Special' on Mandolin,there's a strong likelihood that because there's no Mandolin in the original,nobody's bothered to do it.I'd imagine that in a Jam session,that if FS cropped up,& if you're a decent enough player,you'd just 'wing it'.As Swampy says,you'd be better spending time working it out by ear,unless others on here can help. How were you planning to perform the Scrugg's tuner bit,or were you planing to back off & let the Banjo do it ?,
    Ivan
    Weber F-5 'Fern'.
    Lebeda F-5 "Special".
    Stelling Bellflower BANJO
    Tokai - 'Tele-alike'.
    Ellis DeLuxe "A" style.

  4. #4
    Registered User swampstomper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Enschede, the Netherlands
    Posts
    1,855

    Default Re: Flint hill special

    Ivan, in fact I play that (knowing plenty of banjo players who like to exercise their tuners, it comes up in jams with regularity) and I do the tuners part, using the same timing. The B to A I do as a pull-off on the 2nd string, the G to F# I place both fingers in position (4th and 5th frets) and also do a pull-off, but sometimes pick through it, since on the wound string it's hard to really pull and get the string to ring (also, since it's a fretted lower note). On the way up it's hammer-ons both times. Not too hard once you practice a bit.

  5. #5
    Registered User Ivan Kelsall's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Manchester - Lancashire - NW England
    Posts
    8,609

    Default Re: Flint hill special

    Hi Swampy - I can play FHS on Mandolin,but having played the 'real thing' on Banjo for over 40 years,it's a pale comparison.I do the Scruggs tuner' bit by using a 'slide' down from the higher to the lower note. It's like all 'non-mando.' instrumentals to me,i can hear the 'original version' in my head & i have to wonder 'should i be playing this' - the answer should be 'why not ?',but i feel uneasy doing it,so mostly i don't,
    Ivan
    Weber F-5 'Fern'.
    Lebeda F-5 "Special".
    Stelling Bellflower BANJO
    Tokai - 'Tele-alike'.
    Ellis DeLuxe "A" style.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •