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A mega-rare Sam Collins recording for us to enjoy! 10 Replies

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Jody Stecher 21 minutes ago.

A Very Special Banjo 6 Replies

Started by John Cohen in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 3 hours ago.

Rob's Workshop @ Whitby

Started by David Wade in Classic Banjo 9 hours ago.

Chord fingering 8 Replies

Started by Eric Womersley in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Jody Stecher 16 hours ago.

Old B.M.Gs 5 Replies

Started by Joel Hooks in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Joel Hooks 17 hours ago.

Bunch of Rags... 5 Replies

Started by Trapdoor2 in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Richard William Ineson on Monday.

Bumble (two Step) (1907)...Will L. Livernash

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo on Monday.

Belle Of The Cakewalk (1897)...Lawrence B. O'Connor

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo on Monday.

"Banjo Bill" Bowen 1 Reply

Started by John Cohen in Classic Banjo. Last reply by thereallyniceman Aug 20.

Ouch ! the dreaded ukulele. 1 Reply

Started by Tony Bamforth in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Aug 17.

OT 3 finger, classic and bluegrass style playing 36 Replies

Started by Eric Womersley in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Eric Womersley Aug 15.

Setting Up a Resonator Banjo

Started by John Cohen in Classic Banjo Aug 12.

TablEdit upgrades...my TAB featured as "tune of the month" there. 5 Replies

Started by Trapdoor2 in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison Aug 5.

Tune suggestions 8 Replies

Started by carrie horgan in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Steve Harrison Aug 3.

Even more of Hal Allert's superb CB arrangements added to the MUSIC LIBRARY 2 Replies

Started by thereallyniceman in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Hal Allert Aug 2.

Tailpiece 1 Reply

Started by Jody Stecher in Classic Banjo. Last reply by John Cohen Aug 2.

Joe Morley..Dates of compositions? 6 Replies

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Richard William Ineson Aug 2.

Bacon tone rings 1 Reply

Started by John Cohen in Classic Banjo. Last reply by Trapdoor2 Jul 28.

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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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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A mega-rare Sam Collins recording for us to enjoy!
"This sounds pretty much right to me at this speed. And now the strings sound thicker and less metallic. It sounds more like a regular banjo now. Also the music is more enjoyable to me at this speed."
21 minutes ago
thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion A mega-rare Sam Collins recording for us to enjoy!
"I have just received from my friend (the audio editing maestro), an edited MP3 of the Syd Turner (aka Collins)  playing Cammeyer’s Andante and waltz.   Cammeyer’s score was written in G but the original recording, that I posted…"
47 minutes ago
Trapdoor2 replied to John Cohen's discussion A Very Special Banjo
"I've got "A Ragtime Sneeze" currently being Tabbed. "Sweet Dreams" is next on the 'to do' list.   Anyone got a favorite from this album they would like in TAB? I may add "Banjo Shuffle" to…"
3 hours ago
David Wade posted a discussion

Rob's Workshop @ Whitby

Excellent turn out for Rob's workshop yesterday morning. Lots of new faces and great to see Helmut and Tom (with his new Weaver). We worked through Park Crescent March with the ensemble playing a passable version in less than an hour. We went to…See More
9 hours ago
carrie horgan commented on marc dalmasso's video
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St Gervasy_2015_Marc & Rémi Dalmasso

"Nice selection of tunes.  Remi shows no stage-fright - I'm impressed!"
10 hours ago
carrie horgan commented on marc dalmasso's video
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Calliope Rag_ 2 banjos

"That sounds great with banjeaurine and banjo.  Well played!"
10 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Chord fingering
"Right, the letters you mentioned, plus the numbers I mentioned (and a buncha other 3 string combo-s). The original question is about "chord fingering" vs "chord boxes". The boxes are those diagrams with dots and a grid.  I…"
16 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Chord fingering
"Wait... What are we talking about? Left hand fingering? Properly done it helps the flow. "P", "PB", "B", etc? That really helps me when sight reading."
16 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Chord fingering
"oh! are we not talking about chord markings such as 441, 312, 231, etc? (see pages 13 through 15 of Grimshaw's "The Banjo and How To Play It") "
17 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Chord fingering
"Eric, are you talking about the "C  /  /  /  D  /  /  /, etc" cluttering up between the lines of the Mel Bay Bradbury book?  That is not normal and is more 60s guitar chart than banjo music. Usually…"
17 hours ago
Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Old B.M.Gs
"Okay, I don't want to be the one to steal the property away from the rightful owners.  Would that be third generation by now?  Perhaps if we tracked them down we could get them to reissue in a large volume with the promise of selling…"
17 hours ago
Trapdoor2 replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Chord fingering
"Frankly, I think the CB notational system does a very good job of providing information in a very tight format. Most of the CB repertoire is printed on only 2 pages. If you were to include chord diagrams, there would be many, many more pages...it…"
17 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Chord fingering
"I think the question was about about chord "windows" aka "boxes" aka "diagrams". What Steve has described is true but applies equally to guitar, uke, etc. "
18 hours ago
David Wade replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Old B.M.Gs
"Whoa! I would advocate extreme caution! Copyright laws in the UK are far stricter than the US. We are running a fine line with BMG music supplements. To publish, on the site, a complete edition of a BMG magazine (irrespective of age) is liable to…"
18 hours ago
Steve Harrison replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Chord fingering
"Hi Eric, the main reason is that, unlike a guitar or uke, the conventional chord names don't  always exactly fit the classic banjo chord shapes. An example being the 112 shape on the third fret (position). It is actually a B diminished but…"
21 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to Eric Womersley's discussion Chord fingering
"Why do we persist in playing classic style music? Why do we persist in playing banjos? In classic banjo, especially in the British "school", one learns a handful of chord shapes that work on all frets. Chord boxes give more information…"
21 hours ago
Eric Womersley posted a discussion

Chord fingering

Hello allI find the system used in Classic Style to show chord fingering somewhat difficult. To my mind, chord boxes are simpler and clearer.So what am I missing? Why do we persist with the Classic Style system?As always your thoughts, guidance and…See More
21 hours ago
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Holy Moses Rag (1906)...Cy Seymour aka William Conrad Polla

This  is a lively early rag with some nice staccato syncopation.Cy Seymour is a…See More
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Joel Hooks replied to Joel Hooks's discussion Old B.M.Gs
"Great!  I had planned on scanning them anyway but if they were still in copyright I would have just sat on the digital file. I'll upload here (or send to Ian) when I get them done.  Two are missing the music but the sheets…"
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Joe Morley

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  • Midlands Banjo Fest

    October 10, 2015 from 12am to 7pm – Hilton House Hotel

    A Rally for enthusiasts of all styles of Banjo playing. Classic style is always well represented. Plenty of instruments to see and play, people to meet and great music to hear in the afternoon conce

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