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Banjo Serenade (1901)...Reginald De Koven 3 Replies

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a few questions from a newcomer 10 Replies

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right hand question 5 Replies

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Jedson 5 String Banjo 4 Replies

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New Joe Morley TAB added

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A Joe Morley "MUST HAVE" ! 6 Replies

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2 banjos available 1 Reply

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WC Field

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Wolverine Blues (1922)...Ferdinand (Jelly Roll) Morton 4 Replies

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Sleepy Hollow Rag (1910)...Clarence Woods. 10 Replies

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What happened to FRETWIRE Magazine? 15 Replies

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steel strings but so what? 2 Replies

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Clifford Essex Paragon 19 Replies

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Shirley Spaulding's Banjo 1 Reply

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King Porter Stomp (1905)...Ferdinand (Jelly Roll) Morton. 4 Replies

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12'' Special XX 17 Replies

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Graveyard Blues (1919)...Clarence Woods. 4 Replies

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Decisions, decisions... 1 Reply

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classic banjo v classical guitar 7 Replies

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Hello,

I Found this in http://www.banjoist.de/neu/index.htm

Von K.B. Rau kam der Hinweis auf eine Sammlung von Fotos mit und über Banjos auf den Seiten von Samm Bennett (http://www.polarityrecords.com/banjo-gallery.html) . Auch andere Instrumente kommen zu ihrem Recht. Sehr…

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Posted by Hans Straub on June 26, 2015 at 17:04 — 2 Comments

Saint Gervasy 2015

On the road to St Gervasy ; today for 3 days

gonna play ................ Classic banjo  with Rémi and his new Cole mod D  ;

Alison Brown  , who had a gig not far , will  opening the festival tonight…

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Posted by marc dalmasso on June 12, 2015 at 7:30 — 3 Comments

 

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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjo Serenade (1901)...Reginald De Koven
"I suppose "anything goes" in a musical! It does make sense that it is a 'dance movement'...and it all fits if you read the score, etc. Well done again, Steve!"
yesterday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjo Serenade (1901)...Reginald De Koven
"Hi Marc, if you read the lyrics of the song and the text on the score then the last section is intended as a dance at the end of all the action. As a piece of musical theatre, I suppose it makes sense. As it was on the score, I included it…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Banjo Serenade (1901)...Reginald De Koven
"Interesting little tune...you're right, pleasant and not too hard. That last section is a bit odd to me...sounds like it doesn't belong to the tune somehow. Perhaps it was intended to segue into something else in the musical..."
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Hal Allert replied to HardboiledRosie's discussion a few questions from a newcomer
"Don't forget classicbanjo.com. The music section has many pieces in it along with MIDI recordings of the piece. The tutors section has many instructors and song books with easy to play pieces, all free."
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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Banjo Serenade (1901)...Reginald De Koven

The fact that it had banjo in the title drew me to this.It's actually a…See More
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thereallyniceman left a comment for Jean-marc Andres
"Welcome Jean-Marc, It is good to see you here. Your Classic Style playing and videos have inspired me over the last few years. You and a Canoe, At Sunset and Red Hot Shivers are particular favourites. Enjoy you time here! Ian"
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Jody Stecher commented on Hans Straub's blog post Photos
"They certainly are. How often do you see a banjo orchestra from Latvia featuring a harp-banjo?  and ...whatever that other contraption is......?"
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thereallyniceman commented on Hans Straub's blog post Photos
"Great photographs and many banjo links ! The Sam Bennett photographs are really worth a look.  Thank you Hans"
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Hello,I Found this in http://www.banjoist.de/neu/index.htmVon K.B. Rau kam der Hinweis auf eine Sammlung von Fotos mit und über Banjos auf den Seiten von…See More
Friday
HardboiledRosie replied to HardboiledRosie's discussion right hand question
"Cool, thanks for that exercise! I will definitely stick to the fingering. Thank you both Jody and Ian ! Mara"
Friday
Eric Womersley replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Jedson 5 String Banjo
"Thanks guys and for Marc, merci bien. They are asking £450 for the Jedson and the Premier didn't meet the reserve price despite a bid of £350. Both prices seem high to me but I do like the look of the Jedson! Eric "
Thursday
thereallyniceman replied to HardboiledRosie's discussion right hand question
"Mara, The discussion revolved around scales and can be found here: Alternate Fingering and Scales You are correct that you often have to think backwards from where, for example, your thumb may land on a particular note. It is all about trying to…"
Jun 25
Jody Stecher replied to HardboiledRosie's discussion right hand question
"Mara, I play thumb lead old time and bluegrass banjo as well. Have done so for over 50 years. Classic banjo technique is not so very different.  In all cases one needs to think (with the fingers) phrase-wise, rather than measure-wise.  "
Jun 24
HardboiledRosie replied to HardboiledRosie's discussion right hand question
"Hi Jody, Thank you for the detailed explanation. It seems like one almost needs to work backwards to figure out what the most efficient fingering will be. It's probably a good idea that I look for songs which have the right hand also annotated…"
Jun 24
thereallyniceman posted a discussion

New Joe Morley TAB added

Marc Dalmasso has kindly sent me Tablature for Joe Morley's "Georgia Walk Round".I…See More
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marc dalmasso replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Jedson 5 String Banjo
"good banjo , Slingerland ' copy ; diameter 10 inches 3/4  i guess ; the tailpiece is not for nylon strings , but the Windsor premier is a fine choice , too"
Jun 24
thereallyniceman replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Jedson 5 String Banjo
"Jedsons were always regarded as "low grade" banjos. I never really liked them. The one from Findajo is fitted with what appears to be a modern Presto tailpiece...these tailpieces are fine for steel strings but EAT nylon strings. I would…"
Jun 24
Trevor Boyd replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Jedson 5 String Banjo
"Eric There is some info here, but no doubt other members will have more information. http://www.vintagebanjomaker.com/#/jedson/4575182010 Trevor"
Jun 24
 
 
 

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