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Billy Faier's Green Corn Lick

GUEST,Busker Joe 16 Feb 16 - 01:59 PM
GUEST,# 16 Feb 16 - 03:50 PM
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Subject: Billy Faier's Green Corn Lick
From: GUEST,Busker Joe
Date: 16 Feb 16 - 01:59 PM

Billy Fair created a new lick FOR Green Corn which became known as the Green Corn Lick. i got to know him for 20 years and visited him at his home in Marathon, Tx. took a banjo lesson from him, but the technique did not set.
   as he explained it to me, the bum ditty of clawhammer is actually a 4-beat; one of the four is a pause. His Green Corn Lick fills that pause in with .... i forget what. someday i'll find my notes from that session.
i also got to invite him down to terlingua where he and i did a gig together. never forget it. he's gone to the Big Jam now.
the only YouTube example is not broken down, nor visible, nor terribly helpful. as a way to honor a mentor and friend and musical hero, i'd like to learn this lick. can anyone out there help me?

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Subject: RE: Billy Faier's Green Corn Lick
From: GUEST,#
Date: 16 Feb 16 - 03:50 PM

See if that's any help to you. I know zip about banjos, so if it remains a mystery, then perhaps a banjo player here could clarify it for you. Best of luck.

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