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Song Request for Banjo Ben

Please do an intermediate or advanced lesson for Mississippi Sawyer in any key. I entered the Va Folk Music contest for summer 2019 and chose that song and Sweet Georgia Brown, for which I have a good arrangement. I’m happy to be a gold pick member and plan on doing lots of practice this year.
Thanks!
Bruce

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I’m not familiar with that song, but according to this link

https://www.loc.gov/item/afcreed000206/

It was written in 1967. That’s still covered under copyright law. At the moment, Ben can only cover songs in the public domain. He’s working to legally expand that, but not quite there yet as far as I know.

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Oh man-although I understand the copyright laws are necessary I am hoping so much that @BanjoBen can get some more song rights. This website is far better than anything else on the market in any capacity and the more options the better!

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Yeah, he definitely wants to go that direction. This site is Ben’s main source of income, so he’s doing everything he can to keep it above board. The music moguls don’t take kindly to stepping on their copyright toes.

The plan is that, once Ben gets everything lined out with the powers that be, he’ll have copyrighted songs available on the site for a small additional fee. The additional fee will cover the cost of paying the copyright holder.

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Hi Bruce, Welcome to @BanjoBen 's Forum. We ALL (including Ben) look forward to the day he is able to post copyright lessons. A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes to secure licenses in order to make this possible. We just need to be patient.

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thanks and yes maybe in the future. Its a great song and if you have not heard Norman Blake’s version please listen.
Bruce

Cumberland gap for mandolin?! Am I crazy or is it not on here yet?

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It is not, but I need to do that one!

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