Monthly Archives: September 2009

Amazing Grace (Violin and Banjo)

It’s done!

An old melody in a new shape! I was thinking a long time about how to arrange the melody of Amazing Grace for Violin and Banjo. Now I come up with this halfway bluegrass/ halfway classical sounding arrangement. I am on banjo and violin. Hope you enjoy.

Arranged by Violanjo
Violin performed and recorded by Violanjo
Banjo performed and recorded by Violanjo

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Rocky Creek (Fiddle and Banjo) 

Rocky Creek is the first fiddle tune I wrote. In contrast to most standard fiddle tunes this piece has 4 parts and a bridge leading back to the a section. The banjo is played mainly in melodic style except for part D which features single string stuff and irish style triplets. The fiddle part is a combination of classical and fiddle bowingstechniques. As this piece features similar stuff like the A part of Cripple Creek in its B part I decided to call it Rocky Creek. This piece can also be played with string orchestra accompaniment which sounds really great, but this version is not recorded yet. Picked on the HUBER BANJO. Hope you enjoy.

Composed by Violanjo
Violin performed and recorded by Violanjo
Banjo performed and recorded by Violanjo

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Horizons for Violin and Banjo

I guess you never heard something similar before?! This piece features the Bb-tuning. Sorry for some wrong intonation in the violin. It was quite challenging to record that as there are some tricky passages. I called this piece horizons as I want to pick “where no one has picked before”. Picked on the HUBER BANJO.

Composed by Violanjo
Violin performed and recorded by Violanjo
Banjo performed and recorded by Violanjo

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