Here is my first attempt at recording Oh! Susanna.
I have struggled a bit with this one. Firstly, I have never been very fond of this tune so I would like to be done with it. This is compounded by the fact that my wife has never been very fond of this tune and so she keeps asking me when I will be recording it so that I will be done with it.
The issue that is giving me the most trouble however is the couplet of sixteenth notes that come in on the fourth count of the second beat of the lead in measure. I cannot seem to get that timing down at a tempo above 80bpm. This recording was done at full speed of 104bpm but it feels a little sloppy and there are a few other flubbed notes throughout.
Soooo, much to my wife's chagrin I think I will have to keep at it until I can play it smoothly at tempo.
Anyway here is my attempt:
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"
"That depends a good deal on where you want to get to"
"I don't much care where–"
"Then it doesn't matter which way you go”
― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland