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A Florida Cracker (1899)...Ellis Brooks.

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The Virginia Skedaddle (1890)..Monroe H. Rosenfeld...(New arrangement) 2 Replies

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A useful accessory for our lady members?

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Razzazza Mazzazza (1906)....Arthur Pryor. 2 Replies

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Hello there...well I started about 2 weeks ago learning to play the banjo...been working on Round Peak rolls...and some normal bum ditty ....i set up my banjo with a fiberskyn head and some nylgut strings...not really knowing about Classic Banjo...i was heading towards fretless playing after hearing some wonderful music.

I'm a jazz piano player by trade for over 45 years...and really didn't pay much attn to the banjo...and then going to the internet I found this music to be more than…

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Posted by Paul Painter on November 15, 2018 at 18:39

Getting started

Hello there...well I started about 2 weeks ago learning to play the banjo...been working on Round Peak rolls...and some normal bum ditty ....i set up my banjo with a fiberskyn head and some nylgut strings...not really knowing about Classic Banjo...i was heading towards fretless playing after hearing some wonderful music.

I'm a jazz piano player by trade for over 45 years...and really didn't pay much attn to the banjo...and then going to the internet I found this music to be more than…

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Posted by Paul Painter on November 15, 2018 at 18:39 — 12 Comments

 

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thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"Jackie and Edward, thanks for the information.  We are currently having  a problem with the NING servers that NING are currently trying to fix. This fault prevents the HOME page from loading correctly, BUT not all the time and only on some…"
4 hours ago
Edward Marshe Parslow replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"Jackie, are you going to the menu section which includes the Home and Discussion pages at the top of the page -- the last item should be the John Field Collection."
5 hours ago
Jackie Cook replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"I have noticed that the link to this collection doesn’t work. The only way I am able to get to it is via the email you sent. "
6 hours ago
Paul Painter commented on Aaron Jonah Lewis's video
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Aaron Jonah Lewis - Banjoland, by Joe Morley

"Very nice indeed! Great job!"
yesterday
Joshua Stamper is now a member of Classic Banjo
Thursday
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Liquid Inspiration" Schottische.

"Sure!  We could do a Gibbs mini-medley..."
Wednesday
thereallyniceman posted discussions
Wednesday
Joel Hooks commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Liquid Inspiration" Schottische.

"At the first (and only) Banjo Collector's Gathering I attended, Carl Anderton and I worked up this and several other "short" duets.  We made videos too.  Then one of his daughters erased them before he could send 'em to…"
Wednesday
Paul Draper commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Liquid Inspiration" Schottische.

"Thanks Ian.  And thank you for so generously scanning and uploading the BMGs!  Enjoy your well deserved favorite glass of "inspiration"!"
Wednesday
thereallyniceman commented on Paul Draper's video
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"Liquid Inspiration" Schottische.

"That is a goodie and so well played. A delightful little tune that doesn't look TOO difficult on the fingers. Of course that is easy to say, but we all know that NO Classic Banjo tunes are easy to play ! ;-) Super stuff!  I love the title…"
Wednesday
Maxwell Poulos is now a member of Classic Banjo
Wednesday
Thomas Edgar replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"What a gift!  It is a great resource for a lot of music from that time period, on both sides of the water.  Thank you John, Thank you Ian, and Trap, thanks for compiling an index.  Wow!"
Tuesday
Paul Draper posted a video

"Liquid Inspiration" Schottische.

The inspired work of Mr. Bolsover Gibbs, originally published by S. S. Stewart, 1886. Republished in The 5-Stringer Fall 2018 by Joel Hooks.
Tuesday
marc dalmasso replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"GREAT Ian  ; thx"
Monday
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"This was also amazing to me Joel. I think the quote from Pogo is apt here: "We have met the enemy and he is us." We banjoists have been particularly insular. We have hidden away and allowed this genre to become lost (over here) for too…"
Monday
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion THE NEW JOHN FIELD BMG LIBRARY IS NOW OPEN!
"This is quite a big deal (well to me anyway).  Can we pull together and fill in the gaps back to 1903? I am hoping to find some answers in this collection. One of the great puzzles is when TAB became a thing.  I have read that Mel…"
Monday
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Another find in an old BMG
"Ah!  Thanks Ian, I'll give the interview a listen this afternoon. -Joel Hooks, C.B.N.W.C. (Classic Banjo Ning Website Contributor)."
Monday
thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Another find in an old BMG
"Joel, by coincidence I was just moving a few files around on the server and came across this: William J Ball LRAM Interview"
Monday
thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Another find in an old BMG
"Licentiate of the Royal Academy of Music here: https://www.ram.ac.uk/study/studying-at-the-academy/professional-development/lram He was not just good at the banjo, but a clever clogs too ;-)"
Monday
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Another find in an old BMG
"Could someone tell me what "L.R.A.M" means?"
Monday
 
 
 

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