All the votes are in and tallied, and it’s time to crown our first winner. First, a huge thanks to all of you have you voted, either with a thumbs up on YouTube or by email. This was really tons of fun for me, and you made it so.
As I said in last week’s email, one of the coolest things about this voting exercise was seeing the amazing variety of preferences amongst everyone. Every tune seems to have its die hard fans. Every tune is a winner in my book! 😉
That said, there was one winner that clearly emerged from the pack. And had you asked me in advance to predict which tune would win, this is the one I would have chosen. So, without further ado, I present to you….
As ambassadors for the banjo go, I don’t think you can do much better than Snowdrop. In a matter of 4-7 notes (depending on whose data you use), you can single-handedly wipe out virtually every preconceived notion and misconception someone may have about banjos and the people that play them.
So, if you haven’t learned it yet, get crackin’! (And click here for my Snowdrop tutorial from the Clawhammer Core Repertoire Series).
Thanks again for your support of the tune of the week. Once we’ve got another good batch of tunes behind us, I think I’ll open up another round of voting.
Just for fun, here’s how the entire top 12 fared (in terms of percentage of total votes received amongst all 40 tunes):