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Apple Jack (1909)...Chas. L. Johnson.

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Powder Rag (1908) Raymond Birch aka Chas. L. Johnson 3 Replies

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Silver King Rag (1909)....Chas. L. Johnson

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Snookums Rag (1918)..C. L. Johnson. 2 Replies

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Posted by marc dalmasso on August 20, 2017 at 9:09 — 3 Comments

Tyro Mazurka

I have just posted on You Tube, Tyro Mazurka.   I videoed it some time ago, but my fingers will not let me play it now.  My grand children wanted to hear it.

Just type in 'Lonburg'.

Posted by Ray Jones on August 18, 2017 at 2:30 — 1 Comment

 

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Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Alabama Slide (1915)..Chas. L. Johnson
"Hi Remi, many thanks for your kind comment. Over the past four years or so, I'll have written 407 arrangements for banjo, mainly ragtime music. So far I've arranged most of the Rags by Joplin, James Scott and Tom Turpin among many others.…"
Thursday
Rémi replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Alabama Slide (1915)..Chas. L. Johnson
"Well done ! I remark that Banjo Player often like (or is it you?) very much Ch.L.Johnson, I can understand that. I did a new Frank Lawes today, really not easy (even with the piano score! as the bass are different than the 2nd banjo, I…"
Sep 13
Steve Harrison posted discussions
Sep 13
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Powder Rag (1908) Raymond Birch aka Chas. L. Johnson
"Hi Marc, Thanks for that, I'll put the tab into the correct format and send it to Ian to add to the library. I've downloaded Musescore but I couldn't figure out how to set the number of bars per line, when I set up a new file, two…"
Sep 13
Texican65 posted a discussion

Early Ossman recording interest...

Hi fellas,     I'm interested in trying to find early examples of how Vess' banjo sounded when he first started recording, perhaps when he was using a Morrison. After researching, the earliest documentation I could find for his recordings were two…See More
Sep 12
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Powder Rag (1908) Raymond Birch aka Chas. L. Johnson
"This is a particularly good arrangement, Steve. Well done! In fact, it drove me to write out the TAB for it. See attached. Of course we finger things a bit differently, you and I. I couldn't help but re-install the beginning triplet from the…"
Sep 12
Rémi replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Powder Rag (1908) Raymond Birch aka Chas. L. Johnson
"Congrats for your arrangements, you did so so much. Im sur that there are all playable, but it could be so cool if you record one of them one day; I m sure you are a great player next to your arrangements. Best regards to every banjo…"
Sep 12
Rémi replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Frank Lawes is alive and well.
"Oh I don't call gurning the way Thereallyniceguy is playing ! Quite the contrary, I find it very great and communicative, with kind smile and expressions when strong melodic lines and other are happening. On the opposite side, I find the jazz…"
Sep 12
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Frank Lawes is alive and well.
"Yes, facial gymnastics. Just a little joke with Ian (who is our resident master of gurning). ;-) Uncontrolled movements are very common. I don't tend towards facial movements...but I often get cramps in my feet when playing. I curl my toes…"
Sep 11
Rémi replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Frank Lawes is alive and well.
"Trapdoor what do you mean by gurning "no gurning either" ? incontrobale mouth/jaws mouvements ? Im not used to do it but I can understand that it appears to people sometimes, it can happened so much stuff during the time bewteen the…"
Sep 11
Hal Allert replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Frank Lawes is alive and well.
"Remi, you are amazing. I can appreciate the work you put into your arrangements. You should consider a book of TABs of your pieces. "
Sep 11
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Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Frank Lawes is alive and well.
"No gurning either! ;-) I simply am in awe. If I had attempted this stuff on the guitar, I'd be playing the tambourine now. :-)"
Sep 10
Rémi replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Frank Lawes is alive and well.
"Thank you very much Ian and Steve for your kind words and for taking seriously these guitar arrangements, I appreciate it a lot. I always pass some hours arranging them and 1 to 3 days for learning, every one is a…"
Sep 10
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Frank Lawes is alive and well.

Some may know that one of my VERY favourite composers for classic banjo was Frank Lawes. Lawes played with Joe Morley and also was a good friend of Fred Van Eps, so he really was in with the top flight of playing and composing.I spotted that site…See More
Sep 10
Texican65 replied to Texican65's discussion Proper vellum tension...
"Thanks very much Shawn and Ian. I'd never thought of that before, the 120 year old rim with all that pressure on it, potentially warping it out of round. Something to take extra precaution with. Thanks for the additional info Shawn...and…"
Sep 10
thereallyniceman replied to Texican65's discussion Proper vellum tension...
"Hi Dow, Like Shawn says... tight, but not TOO tight. I have never tried to tune a head to a particular note. I am sure it works, but I have never heard of it being done on a Classic Style banjo. Watch my…"
Sep 10
Shawn McSweeny replied to Texican65's discussion Proper vellum tension...
"In the old days, it wasn't unusual to tighten a head to the bursting point.   Increasing tension to approach that level on your 120 year old rim, (doing so gradually, a fraction of a turn, each nut in…"
Sep 10
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Snookums Rag (1918)..C. L. Johnson.
"Thanks Marc, as it comes towards the end of the ragtime period, maybe this was one of CLJ's last hurrahs to the genre, it certainly makes for an interesting composition...Steve."
Sep 10
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Lilliputian's Bazaar (1905)...Joseph Lamb
"Hi Marc, I agree that it's not in the same league as his ragtime compositions, but as a simple novelty number, it works well on banjo and isn't too hard to play....Steve."
Sep 10
 
 
 

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