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Chipped finish to rim 9 Replies

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"Morley" Bridge Ads?

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Abbott tailpiece problem 19 Replies

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Darkey Tickle (1896)...E. B. Hunt. 7 Replies

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Tom Cat Rag (1912)...Harry Weston 2 Replies

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The Timbuctoo March (1899)..E. C. Ramsden 2 Replies

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Lady Slippers (A rag)..(1910)..Raymond Birch aka Charles Leslie Johnson 3 Replies

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The Frisco Rag (1909)..Harry Armstrong aka Henry W.Armstrong. 3 Replies

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I have always had this strange power over women

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Festival Banjo Saint Gervasy 2017 9 Replies

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Has Anyone Heard from Mike Moss Lately? 5 Replies

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Tom Boy (1907).. Rag march and two step.. W. B. Bradford. 2 Replies

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Fred Van Eps in a moment of madness or maybe desperation! 14 Replies

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A Cyclone In Darktown (1910)..George Daniel Barnard. 4 Replies

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A Question For Our British Members

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Levee Revels (1898)..William Christopher O'Hare 3 Replies

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Question About the Grimshaw Tutor Copyright 4 Replies

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Ragtime Episode help!

Hello folks ... I hope you can help me. I'm having trouble with the Ragtime Episode tab I've got. I can't work out the fingering as it seems so fast! Do you pinch with the thumb and forefinger on the 2cnd bar or use the ring finger to maintain the speed?? I'm used to rolls on bluegrass and knowing how the fingering works but I really can't figure this one out. I don't expect to be as good as Rob Mackillop and others but any help would be most welcome. Thanks in advance!

Posted by Daniel Pearce on June 3, 2017 at 17:24 — 23 Comments

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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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Dynamite (A noisy rag!)..1908..Paul Biese & Henri Klickmann

Another rag that ticks all the ragtime boxes. My suggested fingering leans towards melodic style for the first three bars or so (plus repeats) as I found it the easiest way to make the music flow nicely. It's an interesting composition and worth a…See More
13 hours ago
Rock Chidley replied to Rock Chidley's discussion Chipped finish to rim
yesterday
nick langton replied to Rock Chidley's discussion Chipped finish to rim
"I have repaired similar damage on the Temlett banjo with a black epoxy putty called Milliput which can be smoothed with water and sanded/ filed/ polished when set- has also been useful for small chips/ splits in ebony fingerboards."
yesterday
Dave Raphaelson posted a video

The Cobbler anonymous lute tune circa 1586

Lute music arranged for five string banjo
Tuesday
Joel Hooks posted a discussion

"Morley" Bridge Ads?

Hi Folks,Has anyone run across advertisements for Joe Morley bridges in BMGs or catalogs?  I'd love to see scans of them if so.I'm interested in other old British banjo bridge ads or catalog listings too.Thanks in advance!See More
Tuesday
Trapdoor2 replied to Rock Chidley's discussion Chipped finish to rim
"Yes, very CA and ebony dust is indeed commonly used for such repairs. Also to fill the 'divots' in the fingerboard from playing wear. See Frank Ford's repair article...techniques of which can be applied to your splits/cracks,…"
Monday
Trevor Boyd replied to Rock Chidley's discussion Abbott tailpiece problem
"Hello Rock.  The bolts on mine look more or less horizontal.  Not easy to photograph but I have had a go - I hope this helps. Trevor"
Monday
Rock Chidley replied to Rock Chidley's discussion Abbott tailpiece problem
"Thanks, Trevor, for uploading the picture. That really seems to clinch it, then - bent it was. So next time I restring I'll straighten it, if only enough to lift the centre off the vellum. One thing that I didn't mention before, that…"
Monday
Rock Chidley replied to Rock Chidley's discussion Abbott tailpiece problem
Monday
Rock Chidley replied to Rock Chidley's discussion Chipped finish to rim
"Many thanks for Trapdoor2's reply. That is really very persuasive . . . I'll ransack my box of old piano key ebonies and see what I can achieve on some scrap hardwood, and then, if all goes well, move on to the Temlett. Incidentally,…"
Monday
Trevor Boyd replied to Rock Chidley's discussion Abbott tailpiece problem
"I have a similar Hawkes/Abbott banjo.  This is what my tailpiece looks like:"
Monday
Trapdoor2 replied to Rock Chidley's discussion Chipped finish to rim
"I'm willing to bet this is "mastic" (or sometimes called "black mastic", which was very commonly used for inlay. Trouble is, just about everybody had their own recipe for it. One of the more common one is to simply mix very…"
Monday
Jody Stecher replied to Rock Chidley's discussion Chipped finish to rim
" Ebony has a grain. This veneer is probably  something else."
Monday
Rock Chidley replied to Rock Chidley's discussion Chipped finish to rim
"Here are three photos showing the damage to the 'veneer', if such it be. Judging from images on several eBay ads, this kind of chipping damage is all too common on banjos c. 1900, so I'm hoping that others before me have found and can…"
Monday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Darkey Tickle (1896)...E. B. Hunt.
"...and... Here are the TAB files. As usual, I have re-fingered some bits (very minor) to suit myself...the notes are all there per Lansing's originally published dots though."
Sunday
Rock Chidley replied to Rock Chidley's discussion Chipped finish to rim
"Thanks for your quick reply. I think that I may need to upload a close-up photo or two . . . but indeed, it could just be paint.  If it is, it's built up of several coats, finally burnished very smooth so that it resembles a…"
Sunday
Jody Stecher replied to Rock Chidley's discussion Chipped finish to rim
"I had a similar Temlett zither-banjo. I remember the black finish as being paint. But it's been over 10 years since I've seen the banjo so my memory may be flawed. It may have been black stained wood which had then been varnished.…"
Sunday
Rock Chidley posted a discussion

Chipped finish to rim

This topic may already have been dealt with, but I can't find it in Discussions.I have a Temlett 5 string zither banjo. Around the rim the abundant Mop decoration is set into a black (or near-black) finish. In several places this finish has been…See More
Sunday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Tom Cat Rag (1912)...Harry Weston
"Thanks Marc, the piano arrangement was overly long so I shortened it a little...Steve."
Saturday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Timbuctoo March (1899)..E. C. Ramsden
"I can also hear stains of Yankee Doodle around bars 53 to 55...Steve."
Saturday
 
 
 

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