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#461072 - 03/07/18 10:54 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Hi Charlie.

Got my foot tapping all the way through.
Enjoyed the suspense the chord structure introduces.
Good one.

Cheers.
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#461090 - 03/08/18 04:01 AM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: RichMac]
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Originally Posted By: animarorecords
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.

Shigeki Adachi


Yes, I came across the progression while auditioning styes in another project and it felt at once like such a great hook, I stopped the other project and put this together around it. It sounds so 'right' I'm surprised we don't hear it often in contemporary Bluegrass. Thanks for listening and commenting.

Originally Posted By: RichMac

Hi Charlie.

Got my foot tapping all the way through.
Enjoyed the suspense the chord structure introduces.
Good one.

Cheers.


Thanks for taking time to listen. I'm glad you enjoyed it.


Edited by Charlie Fogle (03/08/18 04:01 AM)
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#461221 - 03/08/18 06:17 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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I thought this was really pretty Charlie. Enjoyed listening. Must say I miss hearing you sing though.

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#461240 - 03/08/18 07:01 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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I thought I had commented on this already because I've listened to it a few times...actually, a good number of times.

I have to say it sounds authentic AND new at the same time to me. I'm not going to claim to know the genre as well as many here, but I do listen to it a fair amount. It's just such a great style of music.

I think the newness for me is the chord progressions that are being discuss. I personally, really like the choices you made. I like the unexpected that works!

Well done my friend! And, now for another listen...
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#461268 - 03/09/18 03:50 AM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: HearToLearn]
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Originally Posted By: Sundance
I thought this was really pretty Charlie. Enjoyed listening. Must say I miss hearing you sing though.


Thanks for taking time to listen and comment Josie. I appreciate your kind words about my singing and it only accentuates how sorely we've been missing you as well. Gosh, and we've been missing your fantastic vocals. The fact we both posted a bluegrass tune is a testament of how the stars align on occasion. Hope things are such that we'll be hearing more of you here on the forum.

Originally Posted By: HearToLearn
I thought I had commented on this already because I've listened to it a few times...actually, a good number of times.

I have to say it sounds authentic AND new at the same time to me. I'm not going to claim to know the genre as well as many here, but I do listen to it a fair amount. It's just such a great style of music.

I think the newness for me is the chord progressions that are being discuss. I personally, really like the choices you made. I like the unexpected that works!

Well done my friend! And, now for another listen...


Thank you sir. I always look forward to your posts and they are highly respected in this corner...
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#461346 - 03/09/18 12:18 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Yummy banjo licks with a major 7th chorus. Short and sweet - I enjoyed it, all right.
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#461388 - 03/09/18 05:51 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Very cool back track. Banjo was excellent. As Tom said chord changes were very interesting and gave the song a very original sound and feel.
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#461399 - 03/09/18 07:27 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Scott C]
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Originally Posted By: dcuny
Yummy banjo licks with a major 7th chorus. Short and sweet - I enjoyed it, all right.



Thanks for your kind comments.

Originally Posted By: Scott C
Very cool back track. Banjo was excellent. As Tom said chord changes were very interesting and gave the song a very original sound and feel.


I appreciate you taking time to listen. Glad you enjoyed it.
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#461439 - 03/10/18 06:41 AM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Sounding great Charlie! Love those non traditional major 7ths chord in there.

Those first chords sound like a cross between a Bm and a Gmaj7th somehow. Maybe my ears are playing tricks on me. What was the exact chord notation you typed in BIAB in the first two to four measures?

Sounds great!

Love that picture too. Where did you get that?

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#461500 - 03/10/18 01:28 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: David Snyder]
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Originally Posted By: David Snyder
Sounding great Charlie! Love those non traditional major 7ths chord in there.

Those first chords sound like a cross between a Bm and a Gmaj7th somehow. Maybe my ears are playing tricks on me. What was the exact chord notation you typed in BIAB in the first two to four measures?

Sounds great!

Love that picture too. Where did you get that?

smile


The first four measures are Gmaj7|Cmaj7|Gmaj7|Cmaj7| (input into chord chart GJ CJ)

The photo is an internet download from a google search "free and royalty free banjo images"

Thanks for listening. Glad you enjoyed the song.
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#461584 - 03/11/18 07:05 AM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Charlie

This is really fantastic. Could be the theme music for a movie.

Come to think of it, maybe it ought to be the theme music for a movie.

Great contribution, nothing less.
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#461656 - 03/11/18 04:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Great tune. I really enjoyed it.

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#461708 - 03/11/18 06:08 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Nice one Charlie!! Have not heard anything from you in a bit. This is cool but I really love your vocals/lyrics too! Don't be a stranger! Take care. Greg

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#461851 - 03/12/18 06:07 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Greg Johnson]
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Originally Posted By: VideoTrack
Charlie

This is really fantastic. Could be the theme music for a movie.

Come to think of it, maybe it ought to be the theme music for a movie. ;=)

Great contribution, nothing less.


Thanks for the kind remarks. There is precedence for a banjo song in a movie.

Originally Posted By: SpaceDog
Great tune. I really enjoyed it.


Thanks for taking time to listen and comment. I appreciate it.

Originally Posted By: Greg Johnson
Nice one Charlie!! Have not heard anything from you in a bit. This is cool but I really love your vocals/lyrics too! Don't be a stranger! Take care. Greg


Thank you for such a kind statement. Motivating too. I have one on the shelf but with another vocalist learning it. Hope to post it soon.
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#461879 - 03/13/18 04:32 AM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: Charlie Fogle]
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Charlie,

I really enjoyed this one! Love the rhythm and great mix.

Bob
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#462036 - 03/13/18 07:47 PM [User Showcase] Re: Easy Ramblin' Man (A Bluegrass Banjo Tune) [Re: rsdean]
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Originally Posted By: rsdean
Charlie,

I really enjoyed this one! Love the rhythm and great mix.

Bob


I appreciate your kind remarks. Thanks for listening.
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