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But I think that Fred Van Eps was the best!

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Vess L. Ossman... The Greatest Classic Style Player Ever? 1 Reply

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Shaeffer's Jig 17 Replies

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uploading sheet music 2 Replies

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Kaloola Dots 2 Replies

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The Strenuous Life (1902)..Scott Joplin. 10 Replies

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TWO ! Great, Scott Joplin arrangements for Classic Banjo 1 Reply

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skipping rope dance? 3 Replies

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Tab Request 5 Replies

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Stringing a Durkee Tailpiece 11 Replies

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Russian Rag Key 6 Replies

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Parslow banjo wanted. 2 Replies

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TONIGHT IS THE NIGHT! to see Classic Banjo played at its best. 5 Replies

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Photo of Cammeyer 9 Replies

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Kwestion about Kaloola 3 Replies

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Key change 2 Replies

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Weaver collectors- heres one for you... 1 Reply

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Essex-Cammeyer Zither Banjo Tutor on UK Ebay

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The Joplin Kid? FLOWER GIRL for Classic Banjo 1 Reply

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This just in. 1 Reply

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Wouldn't you know it. After announcing the new website to all of you, the computer that I am using to stream the music decided to die. Period. I am porting over the radio station to another computer and should be up and running by the end of the day.

As they say in the radio biz, "Stay Tuned!"

Posted by Hal Allert on July 3, 2014 at 19:04 — 3 Comments

Classic Banjo Radio

Hello everyone. Well, I have finally published my Internet Radio Station, Classic Banjo Radio. It streams 24/7 and has players for iTunes, Android, and Blackberry. There are at present approximately 500 pieces that I have cleaned up. Some of them still sound like crap but you should have heard the originals. Thanks to Ian for letting me tap into the Banjo DJ. I will be cleaning those up as well. And Jody contributed quite a few…

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thereallyniceman posted discussions
1 hour ago
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Vess L. Ossman... The Greatest Classic Style Player Ever?
"Well, somebody had to play the banjo in this...might as well be Vess! The clarity of play is indeed astounding. It had to have been an odd time for recording artists. Record producers wanted 'entertainment' and often pushed singers to sing…"
1 hour ago
Tom Campbell replied to carrie horgan's discussion Shaeffer's Jig
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11 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Shaeffer's Jig
"Also sorry to be  dense but what *tune* are we talking about?  For Shaeffer's Jig, the banjo is tuned gDGBD.  "Somethingtown" can be played with the bass at C (standard gCGBD) or at D (as in Shaeffer's Jig) because…"
22 hours ago
Tom Campbell replied to carrie horgan's discussion Shaeffer's Jig
"Ermm, I'm sorry to be so dense, but I meant to ask earlier, what tuning are we talking about for this, Standard C?.... "
22 hours ago
Jocko MacNelly replied to Jocko MacNelly's discussion uploading sheet music
"Cool!!"
yesterday
thereallyniceman replied to Jocko MacNelly's discussion uploading sheet music
"Hi Jocko, Uploading by use of a hi-resolution .jpg file is fine as it can be viewed full size and downloaded. It is not possible for members to add scores to the MUSIC LIBRARY, but as if by magic, Ta-Dah: Thank you for your contribution to the…"
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Jocko MacNelly posted a discussion

uploading sheet music

Hi all,I uploaded a new arrangement as a "photo." Is that the best way to do it?See More
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Jocko MacNelly posted a photo
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Becky R. Schneider left a comment for Bob Vertigan
"Hi Bob,  So glad to see you have joined and added me as a friend.  This is a great site for classic banjo, and I hope to listen and enjoy video clips of your Christmas presentation here.  regards, Becky"
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Becky R. Schneider and Bob Vertigan are now friends
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Shawn McSweeny replied to carrie horgan's discussion Shaeffer's Jig
"Re : "Banjo Town"/ "Banjotown" is what the ABF has been using.    "Morleytown" is also used."
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thereallyniceman replied to carrie horgan's discussion Shaeffer's Jig
"... or  "Joe Morley's Cakewalk" is used too. I dislike re-writing history, but I guess that as the N word upsets so many folk it is understandable."
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to carrie horgan's discussion Shaeffer's Jig
""Banjo Town"/ "Banjotown" is what the ABF has been using.  "
yesterday
Jody Stecher replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Kaloola Dots
"Thank you, Ian. I can transpose this from A to C. "
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thereallyniceman replied to Jody Stecher's discussion Kaloola Dots
"I have emailed you my copies Jody, so you may be able to sort something from those. I hope it helps!"
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Tom Campbell replied to carrie horgan's discussion Shaeffer's Jig
"Carrie, I want to thank you for that.( I went to a concert by the Incredible String Band some years back, and during the interval,bumped into Clive Palmer at the bar, I wanted to mention Shaeffers Jig,but instead asked hhim for the tuning he used…"
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Jody Stecher posted a discussion

Kaloola Dots

Does anyone have the Second Banjo part for Kaloola (by Weidt)?  I have found two specimens of the version published by Walter Jacobs that has both parts on each of two pages. One has the last line at the bottom of the page cut off by the copy…See More
yesterday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion The Strenuous Life (1902)..Scott Joplin.
"Thanks Ian, I've got super economy sized hands and found the C major version a bit restricting at the top end of the fret board so I lowered it down to G which I find much easier to play...Steve. "
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Ginny Matheson replied to carrie horgan's discussion Shaeffer's Jig
"I hope my reply was sent.  I edited it, and I'm not sure if it went."
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