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Miss Dixie (Corn Bread And Sugar Cane)(1909)...Frederick Wallace Hager (aka Haga) 1 Reply

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Classic Banjo Themed T-Shirts 2 Replies

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FIRST UK BANJO RALLY OF 2018 4 Replies

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I wouldn't want it hanging on my wall !

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The Banjo Rag (1909)...E.K.Bennett.

Started by Steve Harrison in Classic Banjo May 11.

Calliope Rag 24 Replies

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Hal Allert 12 Replies

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Good reads 12 Replies

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Sunflower Dance 6 Replies

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The Memphis Rag (1908)...Percy Wenrich

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TESTING SITE AUDIO....please ignore this post

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Zither Banjo 4 Replies

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Video game music 2 Replies

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Ebay... Well really!

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Rag Suggestions for Beginner? 17 Replies

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Solace (1909)..Scott Joplin

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Three banjo arrangements? 7 Replies

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Dixie Kicks (1908)..Percy Wenrich

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Joel Hooks commented on Joel Hooks's event 'American Banjo Fraternity Spring Classic Banjo Rally'
"American Banjo Fraternity Spring 2018 Rally   Thursday May 24, 2018 7:45PM— Orchestra Rehearsal     Friday May 25,2018 10:30AM—Concert Style Banjo Workshop with Clarke Buehling. 11:30AM— Classic Car Lunch (meet in…"
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Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Miss Dixie (Corn Bread And Sugar Cane)(1909)...Frederick Wallace Hager (aka Haga)
"When I wrote this arrangement, I was unable locate a score and had to work from a midi consequently, although I recognise some of the tunes, I couldn't put a name to any of them. Could anyone make any suggestions?...Steve."
Friday
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Miss Dixie (Corn Bread And Sugar Cane)(1909)...Frederick Wallace Hager (aka Haga)

I first posted this in 2015, it's a compilation of American popular songs and is one of the best I've heard of the genre. This is an enhanced arrangement that replaces the original, I've given it the full banjo treatment including all the usual…See More
Wednesday
Pär Engstrand replied to david caron's discussion Classic Banjo Themed T-Shirts
":-) I want one of those! I always (jokingly) tell my students, when the excuse for not practising is that they have to much school work, that school is not imporant, playing music is. I hope none of them will take it seriously. Unless they plan on…"
Wednesday
carrie horgan and David Wade are now friends
Wednesday
David Wade replied to thereallyniceman's discussion FIRST UK BANJO RALLY OF 2018
"Sorry for the delay, very busy work at week. Cracking Rally on Saturday - great to see friends old and new...special mention to Claude and Luciene from Nantes; Billy Waistall, Reuben and his mate from the North East; Daniel B and Carrie Hogan from…"
Wednesday
thereallyniceman replied to david caron's discussion Classic Banjo Themed T-Shirts
"My daughter bought me one of these for Christmas. ...and I paid her student fees!"
May 15
david caron posted a discussion

Classic Banjo Themed T-Shirts

Not that I was expecting to find anything, but I recently tried to find some cool banjo themed t-shirts online..(They all seem to be about bluegrass... so no thanks).I thought though that it would be cool to find a good graphic artist that could…See More
May 15
Kermarec Ronan left a comment for thereallyniceman
"The next tune i'm working on is Broadway Promenade from Herbert j.Ellis. I really enjoy learning it! I have some difficulties to keep the rythm and to play the last part but I keep practicing !"
May 13
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I wouldn't want it hanging on my wall !

He has the look of a few banjoists that I know, but it is not really my cup of tea :…See More
May 13
thereallyniceman left a comment for Kermarec Ronan
"It is a pleasure to accept your friends request!  Keep the practice going. What tune is next? Ian"
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Steve Harrison posted a discussion

The Banjo Rag (1909)...E.K.Bennett.

This is a tune that sounds as if it could have been written for banjo and to my ears in parts, it sounds very Morley/Grimshaw like, in particular the second section. Despite the title, it isn't a rag, on the piano score it's described as a…See More
May 11
F. Chris Ware replied to david caron's discussion Calliope Rag
"Courtesy of the late Trebor Tichenor, here’s a 1959 photograph of Darch onstage in Sedalia (in full 1950s ragtime regalia — “Chicken Inspector?”) with, rather amazingly, an elderly and dignified Arthur Marshall, Scott…"
May 10
F. Chris Ware replied to david caron's discussion Calliope Rag
"Hi Joel, Well, I’ve always sort of wondered that myself, which is why I posted all of this. Though again, Bob was a good friend who truly loved the music and respected the composers — which is why it seemed odd whenever he appeared to…"
May 10
F. Chris Ware replied to david caron's discussion Calliope Rag
"Hi Jody, Beats me, though in ragtime circles, where in the finest compositions such as Scott’s (and Joplin’s, Lamb’s and Arthur Marshall’s) the “left hand” can carry countermelodies and carefully constructed…"
May 10
Joel Hooks replied to david caron's discussion Calliope Rag
"Reading about Darch online one my get the impression that Calliope Rag could be 100% Darch with the added story that turns it into a genuine authentic ragtime composition by James Scott. Where does that leave it re copyright?"
May 10
David Wade replied to David Wade's discussion Hal Allert
"Just to let everyone know, that I will be saying a few words about Hal on Saturday at the Clowne Rally prior playing a little Cammeyer snippet in his memory, just a few bars that we found together on a hand written m/s...."
May 10
Jody Stecher replied to david caron's discussion Calliope Rag
"Thanks so much for posting this, Chris. One thing puzzles me and that is the speculation about the chords to the first part of the tune. What else could they possibly be besides the chord that are usually used?  The melody pretty much…"
May 10
 
 
 

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