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Echoes From Old Kentucky (1901)...Mynnie Dillingham.

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CREMONA / Italy / Sept 29th

some news from Remi & me ; we ' ll be in Cremona at the end of the month ; It 's  a bluegrass festival but Rémi like that

he hadviews on my old Ibanez 'banjo for some times ; i used to buy for him a fretless U-bass , a Flatiron F mando and a D40 Guild guitar ; he play all these but ………….

we will play 30 mn of CB  ' tunes in Cremona ; only 30 mn because there are several bluegrass & folks

bands from Italy mainly . we are the lonely CB band…

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Posted by marc dalmasso on September 11, 2018 at 21:52 — 1 Comment

Working on a Few Pieces

Working through the Wiedt book and looking at videos that have been posted by members here has given me a push to try a few other pieces and I've got three in the works:

  • Kaloola--memorized but still working on playing it cleanly and consistently
  • Sunflower Dance--memorized, but I believe I need to tweak some of the right-hand choices to make it flow better and feel more comfortable
  • Pink Lemonade--still reading…
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Posted by Cyndy Richardson on July 29, 2018 at 22:00 — 14 Comments

 

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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Echoes From Old Kentucky (1901)...Mynnie Dillingham.

This is a very tuneful early cake walk/march/two-step and one of those tunes that could have been written for the banjo, the music cover shows a banjo player. I could find no information about the composer other than a couple of her other…See More
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Richard William Ineson replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Repertoire question
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Joel Hooks replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Repertoire question
"Hi Mike, I don't think context has been addressed.  I will take a guess. Zither banjos were supported by the same classic banjo tradition that regular 5 string banjos were a part of. Zither banjos were an innovation on the old Dobson…"
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thereallyniceman posted a discussion

Another find in an old BMG

I have never ever seen this Olly Oakley photo before!See More
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Richard William Ineson replied to John Cohen's discussion Looking for zither banjos
"I found the advert for the bridge in the April 1927 B.M.G."
Monday
Richard William Ineson replied to John Cohen's discussion Looking for zither banjos
Monday
Richard William Ineson replied to John Cohen's discussion Looking for zither banjos
"These bridges were advertised in the B.M.G. in the 1920's I think, I can't remember offhand who made them but it wasn't Windsor; like all these complicated 'improvements' I don't think that this design of bridge made…"
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Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Looking for zither banjos
"I'm not British. I'm replying anyway.   I have a Cammeyer Patent I would part with.  "Patent" is the name of the model. It is ornate and lovely, or will be once it is restored. Apparently the decorative veneer tended to…"
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Jody Stecher replied to John Cohen's discussion Looking for zither banjos
"That's a really nice looking bridge, Richard.  I don't think I've seen one like it before."
Sunday
John Cohen replied to John Cohen's discussion Looking for zither banjos
"Hi Richard, I'll send you an email sometime in the next 24 hours.  I'm on a plane about to depart Tokyo heading back to the states.  I'm very interested in the banjo."
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Richard William Ineson replied to John Cohen's discussion Looking for zither banjos
"I've got a Windsor Artiste No. 1 for sale, I think that this was Windsor's most expensive banjo. Mine is dated 1905, all gold plated and engraved, hollow neck, original leather case ( a bit worn) with the initials T.W.T. stamped on the…"
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John Cohen posted a discussion

Looking for zither banjos

I'm reaching out to the British members on this forum.  Lately I have been getting into zither banjo playing and I'm now looking for some higher end instruments (Cammeyer Vibrante Royal, Pro-grade Abbot, Temlett, and the rare zither banjos made by…See More
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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

The Original Blues (1914) Ted S. Barron. (My 500th.arrangement for banjo)

This is a classic blues in C and follows a similar pattern to Dallas Blues which I arranged some time back. The score and midi are in the library...Steve.…See More
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marc dalmasso replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Repertoire question
"All the CE & Windsor Banjos are very good , even from the lowest entry models & grades .  the design and ornementations are simple but Always very good  pots / rims"
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Mike Bostock replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Repertoire question
"Fascinating photos of the post-war orchestras. I'll see if the family can spot their grandfather in either. That's a lovely trio of Clifford Essex banjos. I have a CE Clipper, and though not one of the more expensive models in the range it…"
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carrie horgan replied to carrie horgan's discussion 7-string banjo (with provenance!)
"Thanks Marc - that sounds lovely.  I will have to check out the album. Kemp's Jig - I think the story behind that tune is that it commemorates an Elizabethan actor/clown who Morris-danced all the way from London to Norwich in nine…"
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Trapdoor2 replied to carrie horgan's discussion 7-string banjo (with provenance!)
"I met Michael Nix at the Banjo Gathering. He plays delightfully on the 7-string banjo:"
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Trapdoor2 replied to Mike Bostock's discussion Repertoire question
"Thank you, Ian! Access here is spotty at best. In my previous reply, I had no "buttons". This time, I have buttons...go figure. Formby = Fun. I can't imagine how y'all would pronounce "Beryldene", much less…"
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