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How to play Classic Banjo in five minutes !! 1 Reply

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Joel Hooks yesterday.

Le Diable Rouge, Parke Hunter 4 Replies

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The Thriller! (1909)..May Frances Aufderheide.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo on Friday.

Tango Rag (1914)...Abe Olman

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Banjo Introduction 2 Replies

Started by Pip in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison on Thursday.

Vess Ossman's recorded voice...

Started by Texican65 in Classic Banjo Nov 13.

Looking For a Skinner Tone Bar

Started by Joel Hooks in Classic Banjo Nov 13.

2018 Banjo Gathering Survey 2 Replies

Started by Greg Adams in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Nov 8.

The Winter Garden Rag (1912)...Abe Oleman

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Wild and Crazy Banjos 4 Replies

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New budget banjo recommendations. 2 Replies

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Ossman technique question 1 Reply

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Chocolate Drops (1902)..Harry Von Tilzer

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Oct 30.

Rare fretless 6 string on eBay 1 Reply

Started by Jem Bowkett in Classic Banjo. Last reply by thereallyniceman Oct 26.

That Dixie Rag (1912)..Victor Moulton aka R.G.Grady. 2 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison Oct 22.

Honeysuckle (1914)...Chas. L. Johnson.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo Oct 20.

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Hello again...and some playlists

I have been a way for a while - I got distracted trying to learn some AJ Weidt pieces on the tenor banjo - but I now have the itch to start playing the 5-string banjo again.   

I thought I'd share some Playlists I created on YouTube for Sunday listening/watching: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLb6ujCgXt0SQrmdTyZ3WOJqLe2h2HxeYJ

Here is another one which is more ragtime…

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Posted by carrie horgan on November 5, 2017 at 9:00

Strange Part # 01

i open  a " Strange part "   , serial blog   ' bout banjo 'parts  with   this resonator

Was on an Abbott ' 5th string   i have ; i think original to it .

The Marquetery  is ...  inside ............ , with  a varnish on  ;   and it is the type of marquetery we can see on  a Windsor banjo ............. So…

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

 

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carrie horgan commented on Pip's video
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G-whizz

"Nice, relaxed playing - the zither banjo sounds great.  "
4 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion How to play Classic Banjo in five minutes !!
"This is the instruction book I have been looking for! In five minutes I will start my new full time career as a professional banjo player."
yesterday
Pip posted a video

G-whizz

New strings on the zither banjo and the fingerboard has had an oil ... so time for some practice. A Little piece called "G-Whizz" from Emile Grimshaw's "The ...
yesterday
Trapdoor2 replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Le Diable Rouge, Parke Hunter
"Just for fun, I've ginned it up in Musescore. Attached are dots with tab and a MIDI. The tune has some interesting stuff in it...but the first part of the TRIO isn't all that interesting to me. Getting the software to make all the…"
yesterday
thereallyniceman posted a discussion

How to play Classic Banjo in five minutes !!

I have received this message from our friend Tony Bryan about a Banjo Tutor Book that he has been keeping secret!Quote:  "I've just being going over the tutors you have on the classic banjo website.  Not a laugh to be found in any of them - they are…See More
yesterday
Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Le Diable Rouge, Parke Hunter
"Yep, that is the one.  Drew is looking for the 2nd and piano.  It was published in sheet music form complete (as the British were so good at)."
Sunday
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Saturday
Trapdoor2 replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Le Diable Rouge, Parke Hunter
""I guess I could add a copy as an attachment." Ok, I couldn't do the whole Turner's #11. Too big. I'll try just "Le Diable Rouge"."
Saturday
Trapdoor2 replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Le Diable Rouge, Parke Hunter
"I can't help much. "Le Diable Rouge" is actually from Tuner's March Collection #11...which I have and which Hal Allert scanned lo, these many years ago. You can get a copy (which you don't need...but maybe somebody else…"
Saturday
Joel Hooks posted a discussion

Le Diable Rouge, Parke Hunter

The ABF program director Drew Frech asked me if I could try and find the rest of this piece as he would like to have all the parts (2nd banjo + piano) for the Spring Rally "Marches" theme.He got the first from Turner's March Collection #5.  On the…See More
Saturday
Steve Harrison posted discussions
Friday
Steve Harrison replied to Pip's discussion Banjo Introduction
"Hi Philip, whoever did the restoration on your Windsor did a great job, it looks and sounds the business..Steve. "
Thursday
thereallyniceman replied to Pip's discussion Banjo Introduction
"Hi Philip, Your Great Granddad was obviously a talented chap! What amazes me is that UK made banjos turn up all over the world! Australia seems to be full of them! Welcome to Classic Banjo Ning. It is good to see that you are helping to keep both…"
Thursday
Pip posted a discussion

Banjo Introduction

Hi,My name is Philip Agnew and I thought I would introduce myself and my…See More
Nov 14
Texican65 posted a discussion

Vess Ossman's recorded voice...

Hey guys,I recently purchased an old Yazoo LP album from 1973 called "Fred Van Eps and Vess L. Ossman, Kings of the Ragtime Banjo". i'm sure most of you have seen it, its a white cover with drawn images of both men sitting and playing banjos with…See More
Nov 13
Texican65 commented on Pip's video
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Sunflower Dance

"WOW Pip....that sounded so good....especially like Ian previously said, since you have only been playing 6 months. clean, clear, smooth...keep it up, and how special to have a treasure like that, that belonged to your grandfather. Who are your banjo…"
Nov 13
Joel Hooks posted a discussion

Looking For a Skinner Tone Bar

Hi Folks,Those who know me know that I am a fan of the D. E. Hartnett "Tone Bar."  I recently added a CE Concert Grand to my small assortment of banjos and it has made its way to the top of the favorites stack.I was wondering if any of you fine…See More
Nov 13
Pip commented on Pip's video
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Sunflower Dance

"Thanks Carrie ... yes! Our budgie is a huge fan of anything noisy ... the banjos suits that purpose well!"
Nov 12
carrie horgan commented on Pip's video
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Sunflower Dance

"Yes, great performance - you have good timing.  Is that a budgie dancing in the background?"
Nov 12
Steve Harrison commented on Pip's video
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Sunflower Dance

"Well done Pip, that's always been one of my favourites and you played it very well. Do you know anything about your great grandfather's connection with banjo playing and any history of the instrument?...Steve. "
Nov 12
 
 
 

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