The music of Darren M. Jahn

Stand Upon

Stand Upon

A new tune from While I Have Being.

← Played on Doc’s Banjos #150

 

The Story

This, my fifth solo banjo composition, was written during January and February of 2011, when my good friend, Patrick “Doc” Huff, generously lent me #147, a recently completed banjo featuring his newly mastered “scalloped” fingerboard. This wonderful fingerboard design marries the ease of play and accuracy of intonation intrinsic to a fretted banjo with much of the unique sonic virtue inherent to a fretless. The influence of the scalloped neck on tone is most prevalent when sliding between notes on one string, which happens frequently in this particular piece.

Pat later built me banjo #150, a true masterpiece instrument featuring a similar “scalloped” fingerboard (in addition to a host of other innovations). #150 is featured on several tunes on the album including this one, “Stand Upon”.

Stand Upon| While I Have Being — Darren M. Jahn

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