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Mr Jollyboy Tempo 4 Replies

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1920 ' Windsor parallel 7 Replies

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Pickin on de ole banjo(1915)...Henry Widmer & Fredric Watson 1 Reply

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New one Jetel 3 Replies

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Fred Van Eps in a moment of madness or maybe desperation! 9 Replies

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Dixie Tango (1914)....R.C.Aultman....(It's not a tango!) 6 Replies

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NEW ! MORE original scores available soon in the MUSIC LIBRARY 11 Replies

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Clowne Banjo Rally 11 Replies

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A Southern Jamboree (1899)....J. W. Lerman.

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Here is a Joe Morley puzzle for you! 7 Replies

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The London Banjo Club play Lancashire Clogs 18 Replies

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Tardes Em Lindoia (Waltz)....Zequinha Abreu 1 Reply

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Ideal Desfeito (Tango)..Zequniha Abreau 1 Reply

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Tico-Tico No Fubá (1917)...Zequina Abreu 4 Replies

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Não Me Tóques (1932)...Zequinha Abreu. 1 Reply

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G banjo and Patent 6 Replies

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Any classic banjoists around Limerick?

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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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Posted by German David Patarroyo on September 25, 2016 at 18:22 — 3 Comments

Robert Parker, sound engineer

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Parker_(sound_engineer)

 
    Have Parker's techniques been applied to old classic-banjo recordings? He had a Public Radio program in the '80s of jazz from Edison cylinders and up through 78 RPM, and the fidelity is remarkable.

Posted by B. Williams on December 26, 2015 at 14:12

 

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Anthony Myatt replied to Russ Chandler's discussion Mr Jollyboy Tempo
"Ignore my request. Just found out that Clifford Essex are also selling the fingerstyle score - ordering my copy now."
19 hours ago
Anthony Myatt replied to Russ Chandler's discussion Mr Jollyboy Tempo
"Ian It's been a long long time since I heard this recording and I'd forgotten how good it was. Can you or anyone else direct me to a fingerstyle score (paid or unpaid). I know Clifford Essex have the plectrum score and with some work I…"
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Russ Chandler replied to Russ Chandler's discussion Mr Jollyboy Tempo
"That's a good idea - thank you!"
Monday
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Sunday
thereallyniceman replied to Russ Chandler's discussion Mr Jollyboy Tempo
"Hi Russ, I used the online metronome here: FREE METRONOME and listened to Olly Oakley recording of Mr Jollyboy. Oakley adds musical changes of tempo, but the nearest I get is that he starts the piece at 48bpm and then in the later sections…"
Sunday
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"Thank you so much Remi and Marc. That was the VERY BEST present for my birthday! ..and a very happy birthday to Remi too! Everybody knows that the BEST Classic Banjo players were born on 20th May ;-)))"
Sunday
thereallyniceman replied to Bill Ogden's discussion Book for beginners?
"Hi Bill, The book from Clifford Essex Music that Anthony mentions is "The banjo and how to play it".This is based on the Emile Grimshaw tutor, of the same name, which is available in the TUTOR BOOKS page, but A. Middleton's has been…"
Sunday
Bill Ogden replied to Bill Ogden's discussion Book for beginners?
"Thanks for your help. Given your advice it may be more pertinent then to ask if anyone has recommendations on a suitable way to learn standard notation, so any advice on that score is welcome too. Thanks from Bill."
Saturday
Anthony Myatt replied to Bill Ogden's discussion Book for beginners?
"Hi Bill Clifford Essex have a book by Alan Midddleton introducing you to general fingerstyle banjo with tabs and a CD I think.  It would give you an introduction and a few solos. I've never seen a copy but I feel…"
Saturday
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arrangement par Rémi lui même / Nice / 20 mai 2017
Saturday
Russ Chandler posted a discussion

Mr Jollyboy Tempo

According to my score Grimshaw's Mister Jollyboy has two tempos.That gloriously melodramatic introduction is noted at M.M. 48 then the rest of the tune is at M.M. 88That 88 sounds really slow to my ears. Certainly way slower than any version I've…See More
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Jody Stecher replied to marc dalmasso's discussion 1920 ' Windsor parallel
"I think perhaps "parallel" refers to the two sides of the neck and fingeboard. No indentation between the 5th fret and nut."
Friday
Trapdoor2 replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Pickin on de ole banjo(1915)...Henry Widmer & Fredric Watson
"Measures 77 and 78 sound like the opening bar of "Der Fledermaus" by J. Strauss. Otherwise, I heard the same two tunes you already identified. Odd tune there. Looks like it lays well on the banjo though!"
Friday
Bill Ogden posted a discussion

Book for beginners?

Hi, I am a UK Clawhammer player and I am normally found on banjo hangout. This is where I met Joel Hooks, who has made a big impact on me with his Classic Banjo recordings, so much so that now I own a fretted banjo, I thought I might give this…See More
Friday
Bill Ogden replied to marc dalmasso's discussion 1920 ' Windsor parallel
"The 5 string Plectrum that I have seen in photos has the fifth string nut slot at the top of the neck. The modern luthiers call this a "tunnelled fifth" neck, it goes inside the neck by the nut is at the fifth fret."
Friday
Bill Ogden replied to marc dalmasso's discussion New one Jetel
"Beautiful instrument. Where did you find it? Or is that a secret? ;)"
Friday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Pickin on de ole banjo(1915)...Henry Widmer & Fredric Watson

This is another arrangement which is a medley of popular songs of the day and with its banjo related title, was one I'd intended to do for some time. In the final part, I recognize the strains of Goodnight Ladies and Merrily We Roll Along  but none…See More
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