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Grandfather's Clock (Chet style)

I arranged this about a week ago, and have been playing it pretty much non stop since. It’s so fun to play! I love travis picking… hope you enjoy it!

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Great job!

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Thanks Mike!

Outstanding!

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Thanks Dave!

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Oooo…nice! I’m going to go back and listen to that a few more times. :slightly_smiling_face:

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Thanks Mark!

Nice pinch harmonics. Sounded a bit like Doyle Dykes too. Congrats on banjo camp. Your brand is building. :+1:

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Thanks Jack!

That was sweet! Even threw in a chord modulation. Very nice!

Good to see you’re getting some use out of that hat. :grin:

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Thanks Mark!

Was that the A chord or the D#?

Yep thanks! (I’ll be wearing it at camp too)

Wait never mind. It was the D7 in the key change :man_facepalming:

Beautiful!! thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Thanks John!

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Gunnar, you know what, I think you sound better than the best!! No exaggeration… I you-tubed and I liked this arrangement better than anyone else’s among acoustic versions. You did not complicate it too much. Just right mix of ornaments to decorate this song. And key change is also fantastic! Maybe you can steal the bell chiming from Ben, but yours is really beautiful!

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Wow, thanks! I haven’t seen anyone else play it in fingerstyle (I haven’t looked) only on banjo. I like the harmonics Ben uses, but I like mine better cuz it sounds more like a clock :joy:

Yeah that might be true that there is no other fingerstyle version. Maybe that’s what made me think yours sweeter. I saw one simple fingerstyle arrangement and another doc watson fingerstyle arrangment (not doc watson playing it), yours were better than them. And also above a few other pick versions. I’d love to grab this arrangement from you sometime if/when you have a chance to tab it! (Maybe you should get copyright!) It would easily impress people! Something like the Ben’s liberty, WabashCannonball etc.

Here is an excellent electric guitar version of this… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N7ICC2D_8K8

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I’ve not yet tabbed any arrangement, but I might make a tutorial video, that would be much easier for me than a tab

Sounds great, Gunnar! Looking forward to it… Now this is pushing me to purchase TEF editor to tab it out! :slight_smile:

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Tried to tab out a few lines using the demo version of TableEdit… I know nowhere close :wink: Need to read the manual to introduce swing etc… But here goes…GrandfatherClock.tef (1.3 KB)

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