Hamblen #12

Recording Date: 
Monday, February 28, 2011

A more correct title would be "Untitled Tune on Page 12 of the Hamblen Collection." I got this from a posting by Stefan Curl on the banjo hangout: http://www.banjohangout.org/topic/200408 He got it from "the Hamblen Collection, a collection of tunes originally played by David Hamblen (1809-1893) and notated by his grandson A. Porter Hamblen." I just had to work it out--I've never played anything like that before. I don't quite have it right, and I'm still at the stage of trying to play it the same way through each time, if I get familiar enough I see where I can add some variation. I've added a second version in which the B part is a little closer to what I want. I don't know why I find it so slippery. Now I've added a version on fiddle. I think I've finally settled on a close-to-right B part.

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