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#460276 - 03/03/18 06:56 PM [User Showcase] Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune)
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Easy Ramblin' Man

Instrumental ( A Bluegrass Banjo Tune)

I hope you enjoy this short contemporary bluegrass banjo tune.


****** Song Summary *************
Title: Easy Ramblin' Man
Key=G , Tempo 120, Length (m:s)=1:53
No intro. 21bar chorus, from bar 1 to bar 21Repeat x3 choruses
Song is saved with Volume, Pan, Reverb, Chorus, Bank0,
Style is _BGM_BNJ.STY (Easy Bluegrass w/ Banjo)

RealTracks in style: ~592:Bass, Acoustic Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in style: ~598:Guitar, Acoustic, Strumming Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
RealTracks in style: ~591:Banjo, Bluegrass Doc Ev 100 (Soloist)
RealTracks in style: ~599:Mandolin, Rhythm Bluegrass Doc Ev 100
MIDI Drums :1 Standard Drum Kit (1)

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#460289 - 03/03/18 10:34 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Charlie,

This was a real pleasure to listen to. The mix sounded perfect! You had my feet tapping along smile

All the best,
Noel
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#460319 - 03/04/18 03:36 AM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Noel96]
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Thanks Noel. I appreciate you taking time to listen and comment.
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#460334 - 03/04/18 04:49 AM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Charlie, Great idea to use the 6th chords. Not usually heard in banjo music. Captures the ear and it works to perfection to set up the following chord choices. This is a very unique sounding piece of Bluegrass. ( not so easy to do ) Tom

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#460443 - 03/04/18 01:12 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: tommyad]
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Originally Posted By: tommyad
Charlie, Great idea to use the 6th chords. Not usually heard in banjo music. Captures the ear and it works to perfection to set up the following chord choices. This is a very unique sounding piece of Bluegrass. ( not so easy to do ) Tom


Thanks. Yes, I stumbled upon the sound and couldn't resist putting something together. Glad you enjoyed it.
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#460447 - 03/04/18 01:45 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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I actually really like the sound the banjo produces. I don't know what it is about it, but the banjo is just so unique sounding. I think you really utilized the banjo sound really well here!
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#460550 - 03/05/18 03:03 AM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Ember - PG Music]
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Originally Posted By: Ember - PG Music
I actually really like the sound the banjo produces. I don't know what it is about it, but the banjo is just so unique sounding. I think you really utilized the banjo sound really well here!


I agree. Thanks for listening and commenting.
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#460552 - 03/05/18 03:12 AM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Excellent composition! I love that little banjo line that repeats the two chord sequence, reminds me a bit of Tin Man. Makes the song unique and interesting.

Good stuff, Charlie!
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#460568 - 03/05/18 05:44 AM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Hi Charlie,

Great tune and performance. This is some real sweet Bluegrass. This is one of the most original banjo sounds I've heard in a very long time - and that you utilized that creativity on a Bluegrass number makes that much more exciting.

Some really nice music here, Charlie. Totally loved it!

Alan
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#460595 - 03/05/18 07:13 AM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Well done, Charlie.

Terrific chord progression. John Hartford wrote banjo pieces that included chords not usually found in bluegrass, yet kept it sounding bluegrass. You've done that here...

Really nice.

fj
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#460684 - 03/05/18 01:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Nothing like some Bluegrass to start the day. Thank you. Rob

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#460743 - 03/05/18 09:13 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Rob4580]
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Originally Posted By: BlueAttitude
Excellent composition! I love that little banjo line that repeats the two chord sequence, reminds me a bit of Tin Man. Makes the song unique and interesting.

Good stuff, Charlie!


Thanks for having a listen.
Originally Posted By: Al-David
Hi Charlie,

Great tune and performance. This is some real sweet Bluegrass. This is one of the most original banjo sounds I've heard in a very long time - and that you utilized that creativity on a Bluegrass number makes that much more exciting.

Some really nice music here, Charlie. Totally loved it!

Alan


Glad to see you've found some time to visit. Thanks for listening. Hoping Ms. Di is doing well and keeping you all in prayer.

Originally Posted By: floyd jane
Well done, Charlie.

Terrific chord progression. John Hartford wrote banjo pieces that included chords not usually found in bluegrass, yet kept it sounding bluegrass. You've done that here...

Really nice.

fj


Glad you enjoyed your listen and appreciate you taking time to comment.

Originally Posted By: Rob4580
Nothing like some Bluegrass to start the day. Thank you. Rob


I've woken up many days to my parents listening to bluegrass music around the house. Thanks for listening.
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#460748 - 03/05/18 09:56 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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This is a really nice piece. I echo the comments above about the unusual (and captivating) sound from the banjo here. (Almost makes me sorry about all those banjo jokes I tell. Almost. :-) )

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#460812 - 03/06/18 07:29 AM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Wow - what a tune! The groove on this is unreal. It has so much energy and charisma to it. I can't help but tap my foot, and envision how incredible this would sound performed in a live setting.

Great work smile Thanks for sharing!
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#460816 - 03/06/18 07:42 AM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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As you know the two of us played in bluegrass bands (traditional and progressive) for many years so we are always keen to hear a bluegrass tune on the forum.

The chords definitely took it into the realm of "New Grass." Well done.

Using the mandolin "chops" shows that you have a good feel for the genre.

BTW, Scott Vestal is a fine picker. Used to hear him in a small venue many years ago.

Yep, we like it!!

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#460920 - 03/06/18 04:52 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Janice & Bud]
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Originally Posted By: kybordr
This is a really nice piece. I echo the comments above about the unusual (and captivating) sound from the banjo here. (Almost makes me sorry about all those banjo jokes I tell. Almost. :-) )


Thanks for having a listen. Would have liked to hear one of your jokes.

Originally Posted By: Deryk - PG Music
Wow - what a tune! The groove on this is unreal. It has so much energy and charisma to it. I can't help but tap my foot, and envision how incredible this would sound performed in a live setting.

Great work smile Thanks for sharing!

Thanks for listening Deryk. I had a picture of a small group out under the trees at a festival in my head as I worked out the tune.

Originally Posted By: Janice & Bud
As you know the two of us played in bluegrass bands (traditional and progressive) for many years so we are always keen to hear a bluegrass tune on the forum.

The chords definitely took it into the realm of "New Grass." Well done.

Using the mandolin "chops" shows that you have a good feel for the genre.

BTW, Scott Vestal is a fine picker. Used to hear him in a small venue many years ago.

Yep, we like it!!

J&B


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#460928 - 03/06/18 06:40 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Charlie,
A fine tune that really showcases the style ...and then sends it somewhere new ( glad Tom identified the chords that give this an
original flavour).
Toe tapping but relaxing at the same time.

Robert

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#460951 - 03/06/18 09:29 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Charlie

A nice listen - very melodic sounding and a complimentary chord progression.
Very enjoyable.
Peter

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#461030 - 03/07/18 03:22 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: PeterF]
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Originally Posted By: Robertkc
Charlie,
A fine tune that really showcases the style ...and then sends it somewhere new ( glad Tom identified the chords that give this an
original flavour).
Toe tapping but relaxing at the same time.

Robert


I appreciate it Robert

Originally Posted By: PeterF
Charlie

A nice listen - very melodic sounding and a complimentary chord progression.
Very enjoyable.
Peter


Thanks for listening Peter
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#461063 - 03/07/18 10:15 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Hello, Charlie

Yes, this is exactly contemporary bluegrass banjo tune.
The chords, Gmaj7 - Cmaj7 that come out repeatedly is not usually heard in banjo music.
Very unique!
And as Noel said, this was a real pleasure to listen to.

Best regards.

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