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Euphonic Sounds (1909)...Scott Joplin

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Rosebud (1905)..Scott Joplin

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Rose Leaf Rag (1907)...Scott Joplin

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The Nonpareil (1907)..Scott Joplin.

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Searching for a mazurka

Hi all!

Long time but believe me, I have been practicing a lot, so in the future I promise new videos. I have been working on new tunes and I also would like to learn a tune I watched on the Rob´s Youtube page...¿Someone might have the score of "Mazurka" (wihtout more names)? I was not able to find one in the music library. Also, I am open for suggestions for mazurkas.

Thanks for the help and as usual, all of you have posted amazing videos! Sometime I…

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Posted by German David Patarroyo on September 25, 2016 at 18:22 — 3 Comments

Robert Parker, sound engineer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Parker_(sound_engineer)

 
    Have Parker's techniques been applied to old classic-banjo recordings? He had a Public Radio program in the '80s of jazz from Edison cylinders and up through 78 RPM, and the fidelity is remarkable.

Posted by B. Williams on December 26, 2015 at 14:12

 

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marc dalmasso commented on Anthony Derycke's video
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Temptation Rag " Henry Lodge" (1909)

"yeah Lol ;  was just a joke  using  any French words   in random order"
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Anthony Derycke commented on Anthony Derycke's video
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Temptation Rag " Henry Lodge" (1909)

"The translation google just gave us the lyrics of a very pretty song :D :D"
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thereallyniceman commented on Anthony Derycke's video
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Temptation Rag " Henry Lodge" (1909)

"Easy!!!  Let Google Translate do the work: "If you up well the banjo drinker played you must believe Bailey tarant with the super morning in Caledonia Quenched though it can moreover without messing up our friend a morning banjo hands…"
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Jody Stecher commented on Anthony Derycke's video
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Temptation Rag " Henry Lodge" (1909)

"J'ai essayé de traduire. C'était un désastre. Il a semblé plus de raisonnable en français et j'ai seulement compris la moitié. The part about a super morning in Caledonia was beyond what I can…"
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marc dalmasso commented on Anthony Derycke's video
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Temptation Rag " Henry Lodge" (1909)

"si tu  up  bien le banjo abreuvoir  joué il faut le tu crois que tarant Bailey avec le matin super en Calédonie désalterer pourtant il peut de surcroît sans déconner notre ami un banjo matinal les…"
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Trapdoor2 commented on Tim Twiss's video
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"Ah yes. I do have some of these Essex sheets that are provided in 'both'. In my mind, that was just a marketing solution (recognizing the American market). What I would like to see (not sure it exists) would be a Brit publication…"
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Richard William Ineson commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Harriman's Quickstep-Converse Analytical 1886

"Without trawling through the piles of crumbling paper it's difficult to say how much of the Essex catalogue was offered in A notation and for how long. I think that Darktown Dandies was also available in A. The two solos I've copied here…"
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Richard William Ineson commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Anthony Derycke commented on Anthony Derycke's video
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Temptation Rag " Henry Lodge" (1909)

"Thank you Carrie :), Yes it is a complex piece but that like "rag pickings" unlocks under the fingers and become easier after a few days :)"
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carrie horgan commented on Anthony Derycke's video
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Temptation Rag " Henry Lodge" (1909)

"Great performance - it takes a lot of perseverance to learn a complicated piece like that.  It would take me at least a month! The band Rattletrap Ruckus do a nice recording of this featuring accordion and tenor banjo"
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Très moutarde_Cecil Macklin_Bj & piano

composé en 1911 par Cecil Macklin / enregistré à Nice / Mars 2017 / Edouard Dalmasso , piano & marc Dalmasso , banjo
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Tim Twiss commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Harriman's Quickstep-Converse Analytical 1886

"The Analytical that is......it seems to have historical value to the development of the banjo."
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Tim Twiss commented on Tim Twiss's video
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Harriman's Quickstep-Converse Analytical 1886

"It is interesting that Converse kept this "high end" Stroke Style going, even with the Fingerstyle tide coming in and overwhelming it it. What do you think drove him to produce a volume of work with such respect to each genre?"
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Jody Stecher commented on Tim Twiss's video
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"Well Joel, yeah you *could* be wrong about the relationship of banjo size and pitch and history and manufacture and notation and all that. But I think you are probably right. Especially I think you are right about the motives of SS Stewart. I did…"
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Joel Hooks commented on Tim Twiss's video
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"RE "Classic banjo."  For this "we" consider fingerstyle banjo from the 1850s/60s+ to be part of it.  If one must play by rules that is all fair game.  The loose "rule" is popular fingerstyle banjo from…"
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Joel Hooks commented on Tim Twiss's video
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"I might know something about this stuff, but I could be wrong.  I'll start with pitch. By the late 1870s the pitch was raised to B flat.  Some accounts say this was to play with brass orchestra accompaniment, others because it sounded…"
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Paul Draper commented on Tim Twiss's video
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"Absolutely no rush, Marc! Thx.."
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Trapdoor2 commented on Tim Twiss's video
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"If it did, we'd all be posting on Mandolin-Banjo.ning. ;-)"
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