Monthly archives: March, 2010

Irish Pub Song Of The Day – MacPherson’s Lament Simple Melody on Frailing Banjo

It’s Wednesday and it’s time for the simple melody for MacPherson’s Lament for the Irish Pub Song Of The Day. This time the melody is found on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th strings so there are only 6 notes in the simple melody line. MacPherson’s Lament [G]Farewell ye dungeons [D7]dark and strong Fare[G]well, farewell to…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – MacPherson’s Lament on Frailing Banjo

Today’s Irish Pub Song Of The Day is MacPherson’s Lament, also known as MacPherson’s Rant. It’s a great song and I wanted to give you a song to work on that doesn’t end on the G chord. Don’t think of it has difficult or hard, it’s just different. Try it out and have fun. I…


Monthy Chicagoland Jam

After being asked about our jam sessions,  I thought that it would be good to post a couple of videos from our jam session. Of course, it had to be the night when 1/2 the people had to cancel at the last minute.  Usually the Colonel is going crazy on the fiddle, Joel has some young…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Rambles Of Spring – Accompaniment for Frailing Banjo

v Now that we’ve gone over the song, showed where to get the simple melody notes, it’s time to put it all together. Once again, I’ve panned the banjo accompaniment to the right so you can change the balance on your speakers to either hear more or hear less of the banjo. The most important…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Rambles of Spring – Simple Melody on Frailing Banjo

Alright folks, this time let’s try to get the melody to Rambles of Spring down. Remember that you only need to look for the simple melody on the first two frets.  This time instead of me giving you the string numbers, try to work it out for yourself. Take your time and have fun!!! Rambles…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – Rambles of Spring on Frailing Banjo

St. Patrick’s Day is gone but not forgotten and I’m still sore!!! Today’s Irish Pub Song Of The Day is Tommy Makem’s Rambles of Spring. Remember to take your time and find the notes in the first two frets. You don’t have to play every note, the human mind will link it all together when…


Happy St. Patrick’s Day and I’m hiding out!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!! Everyone here at my home is sick, so I am hiding out from all of them until after the busiest week of the year is over for me. I won’t be able to upload any videos this week, but I’ll be back next week once everyone here is well and…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – New South Wales – accompaniment

Ok folks, it’s time to try playing along on the banjo while I play the guitar. If you change the balance of your speakers to the left, you can remove the sound of me playing banjo and do it yourself. New South Wales – accompaniment MP3 [Download] NEW SOUTH WALES Here [G]we are in [C]New…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – New South Wales – simple melody

It’s Wednesday so that means that I will be showing you the simple melody for New South Wales as today’s Irish Pub Song Of The Day. Take your time and try to figure out where you can put the melody notes into the frailing strum and when you have to use a single strike on…


Irish Pub Song Of The Day – New South Wales

Today’s Irish Pub Song Of The Day is New South Wales. Once again, I have chosen an easier melody to hopefully get you used to finding the melody notes on the first two frets of the banjo. Take your time and listen to the melody and on Wednesday I’ll go through the song line by…