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    Default Seasonal Sight Reading Challenge

    Hint: It's a lot easier if you put a capo on the second fret.
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    Ahhh, the John Cage arrangement?

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    I always stumble on the third and fourth measures
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    Does anyone have this transcribed for mandola?
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    You guys! That’s the banjo part!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill McCall View Post
    I always stumble on the third and fourth measures
    Reminds of the old joke: How does one play the timpani? Count the rests.

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    Thanks for that -- my sight reading is definitely improving. It's the first time I've done justice to Bach!
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranald View Post
    Thanks for that -- my sight reading is definitely improving. It's the first time I've done justice to Bach!
    Not so sure it's improving. "Silent Night" was composed by Franz Gruber.

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    Just played it to my Good Lady, she says it's the best she's ever heard me play anything, ever!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ranald View Post
    Thanks for that -- my sight reading is definitely improving. It's the first time I've done justice to Bach!
    Dagnabbit, I'll have to start over again. What was that Bach tune I was thinking of?
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    I'm practicing this for tomorrow night...

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    Need to teach my kids to play this year round.
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    needs a ||: on the head & :|| at the end of the 16th bar.. and at what tempo am I to play, sitting there?
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    Does anyone have a transcription in the key of B?
    Robert Johnson's mother, describing blues musicians:
    "I never did have no trouble with him until he got big enough to be round with bigger boys and off from home. Then he used to follow all these harp blowers, mandoleen (sic) and guitar players."
    Lomax, Alan, The Land where The Blues Began, NY: Pantheon, 1993, p.14.

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    Oh man, I just figured out my problem with the song. Been doing that version in B minor.
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    Been practicing this all morning. Never have seen my wife sooo happy ! I think she really likes this. She said " Keep playing that".

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    Quote Originally Posted by sblock View Post
    Not so sure it's improving. "Silent Night" was composed by Franz Gruber.
    and was premiered with guitar accompaniment

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidKOS View Post
    and was premiered with guitar accompaniment
    And this here is the original accompaniment for the a cappela arrangement, if I'm not very much mistaken. A rare find indeed!!
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    While I can read music, I prefer to learn by ear. Can someone recommend a good recording?

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    I need a TAB version, I can’t figure out where to put my fingers.
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    I got my new Eastman yesterday and spent about five hours playing before my wife asked me to please practice this version for a while

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parker135 View Post
    While I can read music, I prefer to learn by ear. Can someone recommend a good recording?
    try this



    Whilst not precisely the same, the third movement comes uncannily close to the original Gruber composition, at least in spirit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HonketyHank View Post
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    Yes that's a good version, but you used the composer's 6/8 time, instead of 3/4 time which apparently some bluegrassers prefer.

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    Has anyone figured out the tricky fingering in the sixth measure?

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    I have to admit, when I played it, it was pretty darn silent!
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