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.

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Violin 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.

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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.

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Only Time (2 Violins and Banjo)

So you still think that a banjo can only play fast and happy stuff? Here is something to bring you some tears in your eyes! Yeah thats pop banjo! Actually I do not listen to pop music that much but this is just one of the most touching melodies I have ever heard in my life. I came across this song on youtube and I was so amazed its beauty that I immediately cancelled all plans for this day and I started to write my own arrangement of this piece. It works so well on banjo and violin! After 3 hours it was done. The next day I recorded it. Everything is played by myself including the mistakes LOL! Please get me some comments. Picked on the HUBER BANJO.

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Jesse James (Fiddle and Banjo)

I decided to come up with a new version of JJ which features more variations. At first you hear the melody in half speed using double stops on banjo. Than I pick a standard bluegrassbreak in the key of G followed by a fiddle break in the same key. Now I switch back to the key of D and I pick the solo you might know from my old recording. To round it up I finish the song by using the double stop melody on fiddle. A tab of the break in the key of D is provided in the photo section on my account. Hope you like it. Picked on the HUBER BANJO.

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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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