Saturday, October 23, 2010

Partitia I for flute Allemande on Banjo

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This is one of my favorites from my classical banjo pieces. It's not so technically challenging but I love the feel to it. It's almost romantic! Enjoy.

Please remember that I am no trained classical musician. I play the melodies and then add my own flavor, style, and improv.  Improvising or making music up fresh, new, and on the spot is one of my favorite things to do. It was also a favorite of many of the great composers as it puts the player to the test to be flawless in the moment. 

Beethoven's 5th Symphony on Banjo


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Beethoven's 5th on a Banjo. Perhaps one of the most well known classical pieces and is such a blast to play on banjo. It has some wonderfully challenging parts.

Please remember that I am no trained classical musician. I play the melodies and then add my own flavor, style, and improv.  Improvising or making music up fresh, new, and on the spot is one of my favorite things to do. It was also a favorite of many of the great composers as it puts the player to the test to be flawless in the moment.

Menuette in G on Banjo

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This is a traditional classical tune written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. However Performed by me on banjo!

Please remember that I am no trained classical musician. I play the melodies and then add my own flavor, style, and improv.  Improvising or making music up fresh, new, and on the spot is one of my favorite things to do. It was also a favorite of many of the great composers as it puts the player to the test to be flawless in the moment.  

Piano Sonata No. 11/ Fur Elise(Classical Fusion)

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Another edition to my classical banjo series!
W.A. Mozart's Piano Sonata No. 11 fused with Beethoven's piano solo Fur Elise. These composer's went at it in there day to out compose the other. Today I fuse their songs and play them on a banjo! Enjoy!

Please remember that I am no trained classical musician. I play the melodies and then add my own flavor, style, and improv.  Improvising or making music up fresh, new, and on the spot is one of my favorite things to do. It was also a favorite of many of the great composers as it puts the player to the test to be flawless in the moment. 

Partitia #3 for Violin on Banjo

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A beautiful classical piece, played by me on banjo. This is one of my favorites from my classical banjo series.
Please remember that I am no trained classical musician. I play the melodies and then add my own flavor, style, and improv.  Improvising or making music up fresh, new, and on the spot is one of my favorite things to do. It was also a favorite of many of the great composers as it puts the player to the test to be flawless in the moment.

African Banjo Tales Audio Documentary

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Join us as we journey through a brief history of the banjo. From pre- 1776 to the present day 2010. Learn a little bit about the instrument and its roots as well as hear great music played by my banjo throughout. Enjoy!

 Watch to see pictures along with the story. Its a 30 min. story all together . Grab some snacks and relax!