It's a small world


#1

Anyone have a good rendition of its a small world they can share? My 3 year old loves the song and would like to surprise her

Thanks in advance


#2

Do you just need chords or are you looking for a solo line?


#3

banjohangout.org/archive/182693


#4

None of the banjohangout links are valid anymore

I plucked on the Melody lines in C (C,F,G) and am working on adding some fill

I found a youtube version at one time. but can’t find it again


#5

I wonder why they’re all getting yanked?


#6

I got this off of Ultimate guitar so it is guitar notes not banjo but maybe you can transpose to banjo from this


#7

jwpepper.com/10320552.item#.Vk0_vnarQUQ

This 12.95 but it has the banjo tabs not sure if it is chords or notes you may want to check it out before spending any cash . it has 25 disney tunes and songs in it .


#8

That transposing could be a great exercise!


#9

Ya. i’ve been working on it. I’ve got 2 versions where I think I have the melody pretty good. Trying to add fill


#10

That sounds really good to me. Your little girl will sure be happy!

I have a question though, more general in fact, because I see it so often. Why are banjo tabs often written in half speed? Many tabs I retrieved from internet are written in half-time, not sure if half-time is the right word but I mean that there are two measures used to write out one measure (or maybe easier, eight notes are written as quarter notes). I noticed you did it too, so maybe you or someone else here can explain the reason why it is done that way?

Ben doesn´t do it so it is not a ´universal´ approach and I would like to understand.


#11

— Begin quote from “jacqy79”

That sounds really good to me. Your little girl will sure be happy!

I have a question though, more general in fact, because I see it so often. Why are banjo tabs often written in half speed? Many tabs I retrieved from internet are written in half-time, not sure if half-time is the right word but I mean that there are two measures used to write out one measure (or maybe easier, eight notes are written as quarter notes). I noticed you did it too, so maybe you or someone else here can explain the reason why it is done that way?

Ben doesn´t do it so it is not a ´universal´ approach and I would like to understand.

— End quote

I wrote it that way to try and add “Fill” or roles into them. So they’re not just the melody notes. There was no intent on my part of “1/2 speed”. heh


#12

Great job gamb! I’m looking forward to stealing your final version and learning it for my girls :slight_smile:

…if you make it available, that is.


#13

— Begin quote from “jacqy79”

…Why are banjo tabs often written in half speed? Many tabs I retrieved from internet are written in half-time, not sure if half-time is the right word but I mean that there are two measures used to write out one measure (or maybe easier, eight notes are written as quarter notes)…

— End quote

I’ve noticed some do that as well. If you learn from Murphy Henry via the Murphy Method, she uses that form (which I believe is 2/4?). But I also subscribe to Banjo Newsletter and none of their tabs are written that way, but rather in 4/4 time like Ben.

I just read on the internet that fiddlers often write their music in 2/2 timing to reduce repetitive 8th note phrasing but actually play in 2/4 timing, and that old time bluegrass was actually written in 2/4. I’m not at home where my Earl Scruggs book is, but now that my mind is turning gears I’m thinking that he also uses the “half-time” metering that you’re speaking of.

Did we just hi-jack this thread?


#14

— Begin quote from “beardedbanjo”

Did we just hi-jack this thread?

— End quote

I guess we did, sorry for that :stuck_out_tongue: , but thanks for the reactions. It explains me a lot where it comes from.
Will now step quietly away from this thread… hoping to hear your final version soon gamb!


#15

No worries guys. Still working on them. I’ll share if I get to anything I’m proud to share… lol


#16

[size=150]I don’t know about any one else but half time or 2/4 sure takes the heat off the back up guitar .[/size]