Composer MILES, MICHAEL J.
Voicing/Instrument BANJO COLL
Publisher MEL BAY PUBLICATIONS, INC
Counterpoint is a collection of banjo duets, where Miles has taken traditional melodies and created a second banjo part in counterpoint harmony. Counterpoint harmony (vs parallel harmony) has a rhythm and melody of its own, distinct from the main melody. The result is an exquisite sound that enriches these ancient melodies and breathes a revitalized life into them. When Pete Seeger heard it he said, "this is one of the most beautiful recordings I have heard in all my 70 years...it's enough to make me want to learn the banjo all over again."