Mozart rondo from kv 545 sonata
Feb 5, 2015
3rd part of this sonata.
I'm always working on the 1st ...
Baroquen - Original
Nov 22, 2014
Composed this years ago but just decided to record it. Added some guitar backup to fill out the sound a bit. It's not bluegrassy or Old-Timey, but it sounded a bit classical to me so at the risk of offending the purists out there that's how I classified it, and that's how I settled on the title, which may be pronounced Broken if you so desire. :>) In G tuning.
Turlough O'Carolan Medley (Sheebeg and Sheemore, Planxty Irwin)
Feb 14, 2014
Ric Hollander - My arrangement of two Turlough O'Carolan tunes - Sheebeg and Sheemore, Planxty Irwin. Recorded using the Romero strung with steel strings. Tuning: eCGCD, capo 5th fret.
Arrangement and performance copyright 2014 Ric Hollander - All Rights Reserved
Gavotte En Rondeau
Jan 2, 2014
From Partita No.3 and originally written for the violin.
Tempo di Borea
Nov 12, 2013
This is from Partita No.1 in B minor
Bach invention 13 Laurence Diehl on guitar
Oct 26, 2013
That was a real pleasure to work with a great musician, thanks Laurence.
Aug 14, 2013
Cello Banjo performance by Rob MacKillop of a Bach Cello piece
Bourree from cello suite #3
Feb 4, 2012
Solo banjo arrangement of J.S. Bach's Bourree from his third cello suite.
Sep 25, 2011
This reminds me of the swirling leaf eddies that keep my first graders from having an orderly line every fall by the cafeteria.
Bach Cello Suite No.1 - Prelude
Aug 20, 2011
Played on a Deering Eagle II Tenor Banjo tuned a minor third lower and the resonator removed.
Consonance ~ on "The Wood"
Jul 25, 2011
Wooden banjo: gCGCD
Recorded without EQ or effects
Prelude in D maj
Jul 12, 2011
Part of the lute suite BWV 998. I have also seen this written in Eb but what do I know? I think we can blame the guitar players for putting it in D (but I'm grateful).
Jun 20, 2011
a tune i made up
Minuet , Notebook for Anna Magdalena
Jun 5, 2011
This is from the “Notebook for Anna Magdalena." Apparently there is some controversy over the actual authorship of this minuet. Christian Petzold is believed to have composed two of the pieces from the 1725 Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach: the familiar "Minuet in G major" (BWV Anh.II 114) and its partner piece, "Minuet in G minor" (BWV Anh.II 115). These were traditionally believed to have been composed by J.S. Bach but scholarship, particularly on the part of Hans-Joachim Schulze, has recently pointed to Petzold. The Minuet in G Major is catalogued as a BWV Anh. piece because to this day, nobody knows if Christian Petzold or J.S. Bach was the one who composed it. Petzold acted as an agent of J.S. Bach keyboard Partitas. Soprano 4 string banjo & Baritone 4-string banjo.
souped maple blossum
May 28, 2011
im going to send this tune to joe,he likes this kinda tunes
J.S. Bach Cello Suite 1 Allemande
May 23, 2011
Reference recording for the tab posted--view my tabs here.
May 2, 2011
Two-Part Invention #1
Apr 12, 2011
This is #1 of 14 from the ever popular Two-Part Invention series that Bach wrote as instruction materials for his students, to demonstrate "how it's done". He'd probably tell me I'm playing these all wrong
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring (A Section)
Feb 21, 2011
Ric Hollander - A request from my friend Marc Nerenberg. Arrangement: Copyright 2011 Ric Hollander - All Rights Reserved
Gavotte in G minor
Feb 1, 2011
My first post in this genre.
Bach Cello Suite #1 in G Major Prelude
Jan 16, 2011
Reference recording for the tab posted--view my tabs here.
Bach Cello Ste. #1 in G Major Prelude
Jan 16, 2011
Here's the audio track from the youtube video I posted of myself playing this. Thanks for listening!
I've also posted a pdf of the tab and notation here
don bs trip to clifftop
Jan 12, 2011
this is for don b,and i got a few months to get don d c tune ready
chris muriels tune
Nov 26, 2010
tune for chris
Oct 24, 2010
a tune i made
Bach Well Tempered Clavier Prelude 1
Sep 21, 2010
Apologies for the imprecisions.
Big movements of left hand ...
Sep 17, 2010
Original 3-finger picking melody on Gold Tone BC-350+ in double C, capoed at 2nd fret; 5th string tuned to A. Please post comments on Sound Off thread:
William Tell Overture (The Lone Ranger Theme)
Jun 12, 2010
Music Box Dancer
Jun 11, 2010
Played as close as I could get to the oiano version
Carol of the Bells
Apr 29, 2010
Here's my arrangement of the Christmas classic "Carol of the Bells" also known as "The Ukrainian Carol." This is from an article I wrote for BanjoSessions.com, a Mel Bay website that I edit. You can find the full article at http://archive.banjosessions.com/dec03/carolbells.html
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Dec 9, 2009
The music is from the second chorus of a contata by Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847) written in 1840 to commemorate Johann Gutenberg and the invention of printing. The words are from a hundred years earlier, written in 1739 by Charles Wesley. In 1855, after both Wesley and Mendelssohn were dead, Dr. William Cummings put the words and music together in spite of evidence that neither author nor composer would have approved, and voila, we have a Christmas Carol.
I play it here on my Nechville Classic Eclipse.
13 - Classical Gas
Nov 23, 2009
Finally! I've just recorded this classical tune played by me on 5-string banjo and now I can share it with you! This is the second song I played on my new Athena banjo :)
And I wish you a Happy Christmas Holydays!
Alien from Banjoplanet (Violin and Banjo)
Feb 18, 2009
Let me show you a new contemporary banjo and violin piece of mine featuring the Bb-minor-tuning. The harmony progressions of the fast stuff are similar to those found in compositions of vivaldi. The title was an idea from Jammer and I thought it fits well. It has a slow intro and ending which is supposed to be kind of spacy. The middle part is more from Earth. Picked on the HUBER BANJO.
Prelude for Banjo (2 Violins and Banjo)
Nov 20, 2008
If you want to hear bluegrass I have to disappoint you. I think this one is not really bluegrass. Now you can chose which version you prefer. The Prelude played solo or with 2 additional violins. It is the same piece as one click above. But eyerything is recorded again. The banjo you hear on this recording is my new huber. The solo version features my old japanese fake RB-250. On the huber the intonation is much better and the notes are clearer. The hardest part was composing the piece and finding two matching melody lines. On banjo this piece seems to be easy, but as far as sound is concerned it is difficult. As usual everything is played by myself. Tab is ready for email, just ask.
Mozart goes Bluegrass - Rondo alla Turka (Vl + Bj)
Jul 22, 2008
This marks the beginning of my classical recording works. Now after I have recorded it I feel that it is a little too slow. Many thanks to Mr. Bill Knopf for providing a great tab of the piece. I added and modified some little things but basically the banjo break is his arrangement. The violin accompaniment is the same stuff as in the original. But as the violin cannot play low bass notes I transposed some of the accompaniment stuff 1or 2 octaves higher. Picked on my japanese FAKE GIBSON.
Baroque Style Banjo
Jul 21, 2008
The is a piece that I wrote for the banjo with a baroque flavor to it. The guitar is somewhat hard to hear since it is being played by Sibelius music software. I have this version on sibeliusmusic.com in sheet music but have not posted the tabs to it yet. The tableture would be crucial to learning this piece since it has a lot of melodic and single string picking. Thanks for listening, enjoy!
Teddy Bear's Picnic
Jan 30, 2008
An old favorite children's march from 1913, played in the Classical style. I used my B&D Silver Bell #1 on this one, with the resonator taken off the banjo. Just bare fingers- no picks!
Prelude for Banjo (1 Banjo only)
Dec 17, 2007
Here is my Prelude for Banjo. I composed this piece in 2003. On this recording I use a big reverb to simulate a big concert hall. The piece is mainly about altering chords slightly and also about creating a line in all those notes. It seems to be easy but the hard thing is to let all notes ring as long as possible. Some notes seem to be delayed but this is done to emphasize those notes as melody notes. The hardest part is the end of the second half where you have to play some scales. This work is dedicated to Jesus Christ. If you are interested in the tab just contact me. Picked on my japanese FAKE GIBSON.
Oct 27, 2006
Classic Banjo tune played on a Geo. C. Dobson Victor A.