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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

Weidt Book 1: Week 6

Week 6

Elfin Waltz (Banjo 2)

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With this week's addition to the practice list, I believe we will have covered the whole book. 

I finally printed a copy and bound it together with the first forty pages of Herbert J. Ellis, Ellis's Thorough School for the Five Stringed Banjo (London: John Alvey Turner, n.d). More about that later.

My plan is to spend this week working on the new material and then to take the next two weeks to…

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Posted by Cyndy Richardson on July 6, 2018 at 17:10

 

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Banjo C&S 017

"The peg head suggests something other than a banjo, perhaps copied from art rather than from life.  The bigger mystery for me is short person without the banjo. One arm is fat and the other fatter yet, long feet, a wide waist, and seems to be…"
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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Yet another "New" Fred Van Eps recording. Whispering (1920)
"According to "The Banjo On Record"  the group consisted of Nathan Glantz (alto sax), Frank Banta (piano), George Hamilton Green (xylophone) and of course Fred Van Eps (banjo).  Van Eps Specialty Four was the name they used when…"
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Yet another "New" Fred Van Eps recording. Whispering (1920)

Well it never ceases to amaze me that  "New" Fred Van Eps recordings keep turning up! This recording comes from 1920…See More
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david caron replied to Randy Dary's discussion Mel Bay banjo books
"I'm currently working through the "modern" version. Its been anout two weeks, and I'm much more confident when it comes to reading notation now. Some of the songs are kind of boring to play, but overall, whether it be a modern…"
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Joel Hooks replied to Randy Dary's discussion Mel Bay banjo books
"Hi Randy,  I use a fairly inexpensive laser printer that prints double sided for printing books and sheet music.  Print a copy, use a comb binder, write all over it, tear it up from dragging it all over the US, throw it away and print a…"
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Robin Mukherjee replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Very sad news. R.I.P. British banjo player John Field
"That's very kind - thank you very much indeed. Would you mind emailing me at mukherjeerobin@hotmail.com. The YouTube video us up here...  https://youtu.be/byenRWWO2zc"
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Old Kentucky Home

"Thanks for the remarks. I hadn't noticed that my hand was so close to the fretboard, a habit that I picked while learning clawhammer banjo I suppose. I consciously tried to play closer to the bridge earlier today, but my hand somehow always…"
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Randy Dary replied to Randy Dary's discussion Mel Bay banjo books
"I'm sorry!  Didn't mean to belabor anything.  I was just surprised to find these, since it seems as if everything one sees in music or book stores is all about bluegrass banjo and all using tablature.  When I got started, I…"
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Cyndy Richardson replied to Randy Dary's discussion Mel Bay banjo books
"I can echo that recommendation! I've just started working through the Bradbury book (digital copy purchased through Mel Bay at the recommendation of another member here not too long ago) and I feel like it's well worth my time. (I'm a…"
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Jody Stecher replied to Randy Dary's discussion Mel Bay banjo books
"The Bradbury books have been discussed frequently on this forum.  The topic comes up fairly regularly. "
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Mel Bay banjo books

I just came across volumes 1 and 2 of Mel Bay banjo method books, by Frank Bradbury, 1967, which teach the instrument as classic banjo!  4th string C tuning, music notation, etc.  I see that you don't have them in your "tutor books" section, but I…See More
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Richard William Ineson replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Very sad news. R.I.P. British banjo player John Field
"Sad news indeed. I saw him playing with the MP trio a long time ago, I've still got the record somewhere."
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thereallyniceman commented on david caron's video
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Old Kentucky Home

"Very good progress. If I may make a couple of suggestions? As you are sticking to the Bradbury book, take a look at page 2 and look where Bradbury is picking the strings (also page 6 and page 8). For the best tone from the instrument, picking is…"
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marc dalmasso replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Very sad news. R.I.P. British banjo player John Field
"condoléances ; RIP   John"
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Edward Marshe Parslow replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Very sad news. R.I.P. British banjo player John Field
"I could make you a CD of the tape I mentioned earlier. Couldn't find the you tube tribute; what is the title?"
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Robin Mukherjee replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Very sad news. R.I.P. British banjo player John Field
"Hello, I'm John's nephew and would like to thank you all for your kind words about him. Someone's also put a very touching tribute to him on YouTube, which is especially kind. I have an Malcolm price lp that John was on and I'm…"
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Edward Marshe Parslow replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Very sad news. R.I.P. British banjo player John Field
"I booked both Malcolm and Dave at the Olive Tree Folk Club in South Croydon at that time."
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TONY BRYAN replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Very sad news. R.I.P. British banjo player John Field
"Yes, that’s the same John Field.  The link is the wunderkind Bill Peck, who was a particular friend who stayed in close touch during his days in America.  I believe Bill is still around somewhere.  Back in the 60’s John…"
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