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Tony Trischka's excellent video on "Classic Style Banjo" 4 Replies

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Yet another rare recording by Fred Van Eps turns up! 1 Reply

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Spooky Spooks (1916)......Edward. B. Claypoole 2 Replies

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Old Tutor Books...how many are we missing? 3 Replies

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Old Folks at Home Vess Ossman.. Too Fast? 3 Replies

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The Darkey's Barbecue (1896).....Vess Ossman

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Who are they? (banjo players) 5 Replies

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Waiting For The Robert E. Lee (1912)....Lewis F. Muir 3 Replies

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The Darkies' Mardi Gras (1906)...Theo Wenzlik

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Vance Lowry and the classic banjo? 57 Replies

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Banjo Roots and Branches by Robert Winans 1 Reply

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Re: The Royal Schottische TAB 3 Replies

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Clifford Essex Catalogue UPLOADED to TUTOR BOOKS page 10 Replies

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The Works of Joe Morley... NEW to Classic Banjo Ning 29 Replies

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Yet another "New" Fred Van Eps recording. Whispering (1920) 1 Reply

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Mel Bay banjo books 5 Replies

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CREMONA / Italy / Sept 29th

some news from Remi & me ; we ' ll be in Cremona at the end of the month ; It 's  a bluegrass festival but Rémi like that

he hadviews on my old Ibanez 'banjo for some times ; i used to buy for him a fretless U-bass , a Flatiron F mando and a D40 Guild guitar ; he play all these but ………….

we will play 30 mn of CB  ' tunes in Cremona ; only 30 mn because there are several bluegrass & folks

bands from Italy mainly . we are the lonely CB band…

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Posted by marc dalmasso on September 11, 2018 at 21:52 — 1 Comment

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

 

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Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Tony Trischka's excellent video on "Classic Style Banjo"
"I like Kyser picks. Whatever brand you use be sure to get the heaviest gauge you can find. I also very much like Diamond Ti  picks which are titanium and expensive.  National picks are inexpensive and will do but they don't produce…"
14 minutes ago
thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Tony Trischka's excellent video on "Classic Style Banjo"
"Hi Jody, I have NEVER played with finger picks.. could you suggest what make I should consider buying and how to select the correct size, and also maybe which make of steel string please?  Any other tips would be appreciated. I may string up my…"
4 hours ago
Russ Chandler replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Tony Trischka's excellent video on "Classic Style Banjo"
"I've tried playing with bare fingers on a steel string but it's never occurred to me to try it with fingerpicks. I'm definitely going to have a go, it would be great to be able to play a fingerstyle tune or two in sets where i can…"
8 hours ago
Jody Stecher replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Tony Trischka's excellent video on "Classic Style Banjo"
"Tony can play *anything* on the banjo. And he does. I had the pleasure and honor of playing a few gigs with him a while back.  He was able to quickly learn some of my compositions. Not only that, he *wanted* to.  You are right, Ian, that…"
12 hours ago
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Tony Trischka's excellent video on "Classic Style Banjo"

Tony Trischka from the American Banjo Museum talks about Classic Banjo.How nice it is to hear this un-rushed playing and with steel strings and fingerpicks the "Classic Style" music shines through.Something that I never thought that I would hear my…See More
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The Mysterious Barricades by Francois Couperin 1668 - 1773

"Very nice! My very first LP that had any sort of "Classic" banjo on it was one from banjoist (now professor) Paul Smith in 1983, titled: "Mysterious Barricades, The Banjo Redefined".  It not only featured the titular piece…"
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Dave Raphaelson commented on Dave Raphaelson's video
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The Mysterious Barricades by Francois Couperin 1668 - 1773

"Thanks Ian It sure is.With all the great ragtime in the music library,especially with the transcriptions of the exceptionally talented Steve Harrison I don't need to look any further than here. Thanks for all,you do!"
Saturday
Steve Harrison replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Yet another rare recording by Fred Van Eps turns up!
"Hi Ian, I did an arrangement of this some years ago that's available in the library..Steve."
Saturday
thereallyniceman posted a discussion

Yet another rare recording by Fred Van Eps turns up!

I have never heard this one before. It was recorded on the "Indestructible" label Cylinder No 467 and recorded in 1912.It sounds a bit earlier to me, but what do I know?CAMPIN’ ON DE OLD SUWANEE played by Fred Van EpsI do wish that I could play like…See More
Saturday
Dave Raphaelson posted a video

The Mysterious Barricades by Francois Couperin 1668 - 1773

French harpsichord music played on five string banjo
Friday
Steve Harrison replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Spooky Spooks (1916)......Edward. B. Claypoole
"Hi Joel, Ian has reloaded it....Steve."
Friday
Joel Hooks replied to Steve Harrison's discussion Spooky Spooks (1916)......Edward. B. Claypoole
"Thanks Steve!  Unfortunately the PDF is really grainy or low rez.  Could you upload a better copy?  Can't wait to dig in!"
Friday
Jackie Cook replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Old Tutor Books...how many are we missing?
"Thanks for sharing this list! There are a few listings for plectrum banjo, which I have started playing. It goes so well with the 5 string classic style; same tuning. I’m always looking to add to my ‘plectrum’ collection of…"
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Old Tutor Books...how many are we missing?
"I think this list was reprinted in the ABF Journal. At least, I've seen it before. I remember laughing at the 1855 listing for a Minstrel Banjo Tutor by Stewart (who was born that year). Evidently a true child prodigy! I'm amazed at how…"
Thursday
Joel Hooks replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Old Tutor Books...how many are we missing?
"Hi Ian, This is a cool list!  Did you want to add more of these to this site?  I would think it cool but most are in A notation and some are stroke style books. Of course all of the music can be played fingerstyle, but many stroke style…"
Thursday
thereallyniceman posted a discussion

Old Tutor Books...how many are we missing?

I found this interesting article in my bedtime reading. (1961 BMG magazines, of course)I have not seen a list of tutor books compiled before. It goes up to 1957, but I am sure that is enough to keep us going!…See More
Thursday
Steve Harrison posted a discussion

Spooky Spooks (1916)......Edward. B. Claypoole

This rather good novelty number was requested by Joel Hooks some time back, unfortunately, I only recently saw his message in my inbox so many apologies for the lateness. It suits the banjo very well and is well worth a look and listen. The score…See More
Thursday
thereallyniceman replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Old Folks at Home Vess Ossman.. Too Fast?
"The World's Fastest Banjo Player? :-)"
Thursday
Trapdoor2 replied to thereallyniceman's discussion Old Folks at Home Vess Ossman.. Too Fast?
"I think he'd been listening to Fred Bacon... Actually this 'theme and variations' biz has a very long and chequered history. Piano players screw it up just as well as violinists and banjoista. The task is to take the melody and insert…"
Wednesday
 
 
 

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