Black Orpheus (Fiddle and Banjo)

Well, its time to switch to another genre. Here is an attempt to play an old jazz ballad on the fiddle and the banjo. The challenge was to create a full sounding arrangement although I do not have a bass, piano and drums. So I decided to use some chord brushes for back up. The first solo is a scruggs style arrangement whereas the second break features single string and tremolo stuff. Hope you like my fiddling, too. Picked on the HUBER BANJO.

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

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New Camptown Races (Fiddle and Banjo) 

New Camptown Races has always been a favorite of mine. Now I have an own interpretation of this famous wakefield tune. This is me picking and bowing. Picked on the HUBER BANJO.

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Irish Picking and Bowing

Here is the “Violanjo Quartett”. For this medley he overdubbed 4 tracks (2 Violins and 2 Banjos).

Do you have time for 9 minutes? Here is a Medley of 5 traditional tunes: Cooleys Reel, Anthony Payne of Stratton, Silver Spear, Cuckous Nest and Harvest Home. Me on banjo 1 and on banjo 2, Myself on fiddle 1 and on fiddle 2. I wanted to imitate some Bodhran sounds so I used a droning triplet picking pattern in the backup banjo. Picked on the HUBER BANJO.

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Blackberry Blossom (Picking and Bowing)

Do you have time for 6 minutes? Here is my version of Blackberry Blossom. It is a standard piece but I have done some non standard things. It features a slow classical intro and ending and a bluegrassy middle section. Its me on both Fiddle or Violin and Banjo. Hope you enjoy. This recording is dedicated to all my friends on the BHO! Picked on the HUBER BANJO.

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Classical Breakdown (Violin and Banjo)

My composition Classical Breakdown features mainly scruggs style roll patterns and has a lot of harmony changes. The violin has some rhythmic patterns too, but mainly it plays long melodic lines over the banjo rolls. Picked on the HUBER BANJO.

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I can see clearly now (Fiddle and Banjo)

Here is a new instrumental version of Jim Cliffs song. I was inspired by Bluegrass ETC, but it is still my own stuff. It is really hard to do multitrack recording, but I enjoy doing it. Picked on my japanese FAKE GIBSON.

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

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